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What does Pontius mean?

Pontius Pronunciation of Pontius [pon-tius] as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of the name Pontius is "bridge". Pontius is a version of Pons (Latin).


2 related forms via Pons: Ponthos and Ponthus.

Creative forms:
(male) Patius, Pontz, ..

(female) Ponlis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Pontius Leighton (P.L.), ..

How popular is Pontius?

Pontius is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#12458 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Pontius has not been ranked in the list so far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Anteus, Aonghus, Donatus, Dontavius, Gerontius, Honorius (see Honore), Horatius, Ignatius, Junius, Montanus, Pincus, Pinkus, Pius, Porthos, Prentis, Prentiss, Proteus and Xanthus. Like Pontius, these names are not frequently used.

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