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What does Sextus mean?

Sextus Pronunciation of Sextus [sex-tus] as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Sextus is "sixth". Name of five popes, though less common than Septimus or Octavius.


Sextus has 3 variants: Sesto, Sixto and Sixtus.

Creative forms:
(male) Seitus, Sexcus, ..

(female) Sexgis, Sexmis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sextus Ian (S.I.), ..

How popular is Sextus?

Sextus is an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Sextus is also an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Sextus (outside Top 2000) are Octavius and Sixto. Adoption of these relations of Sextus was more pronounced among parents in 1991 (median #1475). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aegeus, Aengus, Aeolus, Alexius, Alexus, Altus, Amatus, Artus, Beamus, Bemus, Brutus, Celsus, Cetus, Cletus, Cleytus, Clitus, Delius, Deus, Fergus, Festus, Gustus, Hermus, Jesous, Jesus, Justus, Kletus, Lexus, Nereus, Rastus, Remus, Renatus, Santos, Saxton, Seamus, Seaton, Seeton, Sefton, Semmes, Seoras, Sergius, Servas, Servatus, Seth, Seton, Seumas, Seumus, Sexton, Shamus, Siorus, Sirius, Sofus, Sophus, Straus, Titus, Vitus and Zeus. These names tend to be more frequently used than Sextus.

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