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What does Gustavus mean?

Gustavus Pronunciation of Gustavus as a boys' name is of Scandinavian derivation, and the meaning of Gustavus is "Goth (or god) staff". Gustavus is a variant form of Gustav (Scandinavian).


ASSOCIATED WITH scandinavian


RELATIONS VIA GUSTAV Gustaaf, Gustaf, Gustaff, Gustaof, Gustave, Gustavo, Gustaw, Gustovo, Gustus, Gusztav



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How popular is Gustavus?

Gustavus is an unusual first name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#78549 out of 150436, Top 52%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Gustavus entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #1112 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Gustavus ranked in the Top 2000 are Gustavo (#607 FROM RECENT DATA), Gustaf, Gustav and Gustave. These relations of Gustavus reached the apex of their popularity in the 1880s (MEDIAN #880) and are now much less widespread.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gustavus, Gustaf, Gustav, Gustave, Gustavo in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Agustus, Anstasius (see Anastasios), Antaeus, Astraeus, Dantavius, Dontavius, Esavius (see Eusebius), Eusebius, Eustachius, Eustasius (see Eustace), Eustatius, Faustus, Festus, Gaius, Germanus (see Germain), Gosta, Graves, Guntar, Guntur, Guss, Gutun, Guus, Julianus, Justinius, Justinus, Justus, Lucianus, Mattaeus, Mattaus, Montanus, Octavius, Octavus, Rastus and Sassacus. Like Gustavus, these names are not commonly used.

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