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Titus 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.
Titus has 2 variant forms: Tito and Titos.
Baby names that sound like Titus are Dodds and Thadeus.
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Popularity of Titus
Titus is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1097 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#2179 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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