Meaning and name origin
Titus \t(i)-tus\ as a boy's name is pronounced TYE-tus. It is of Latin origin. Possibly "defender". Biblical: a Greek Christian missionary to whom Paul wrote the canonical letter Titus. Also the name of an early Roman emperor (first century AD). Before assuming the imperial throne, he led the forces that put down a Jewish revolt and destroyed the temple in Jerusalem. He had a Jewish lover, Berenice, who was a princess of the royal house of Herod. Their story was brought to the stage by 17th-century French playwrights Racine and Corneille. Use of this name is mostly 18th and 19th centuries.
There is 1 feminine form of Titus: Tita.
Titus is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1097 out of 1220, Top 90%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#2179 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Titus for boys. Titus reached its highest rank of #285 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Titus and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Titus (#285) and Tito. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Vitus. This name tends to be less commonly used than Titus.