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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 last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Sixto and Octavius are the popular variation forms of Sextus (not in Top 2000). Adoption of these relations of Sextus was widespread 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.