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What does Octave mean?

Octave Pronunciation of Octave [oc-tave] as a name for boys has its root in Latin, and the name Octave means "eighth". Octave is a version of Octavio (Latin): from Octavius.


6 related forms via Octavio: Octavian, Octavius, Octavo, Octavus, Octovien and Ottavio.

Creative forms:
(male) Octale, Ortave, ..

(female) Octada, Octate, ..

Middle name pairings:
Octave Keshawn (O.K.), ..

How popular is Octave?

Octave is an uncommon first name for males but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#76946 out of 150436, Top 51%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Octave reached its apex rank of #877 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Octave name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Octave outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Octavio (#1065 from recent data) and Octavius are the prominent related forms of Octave ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Octavian, are seldom used. These relations of Octave were at the top of their popularity in 2003 and are now much less common.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Octave, Octavio, Octavius in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Octave and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Dave, Gustave, Mohave, Mojave, Olav, Olave, Osage, Ota, Ottone, Reave and Steve. These names tend to be more commonly used than Octave.