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What does Titus mean?

Titus Pronunciation of Titus as a boys' 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH defender, biblical, greek, roman, house, story (literary), 17th century, 18th century, 19th century


VARIANTS Tito, Titos


(male) Tatus, ..

(female) Tital, ..

Titus Jariel (T.J.), ..

How popular is Titus?

Titus is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1097 out of 1220, Top 90%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#2172 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Titus reached its highest rank of #281 in the U.S. in the year 2015, and is at #312 currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Tito is the only other popular varying form of Titus (#312 VIA LATEST LIST) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Titus was at its most widespread in the year 2015 (USAGE OF 0.07%) and is almost as widespread today (USAGE 0.06%, 12.7% LESS). Titus has been the most well-known version.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Titus, Tito in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Altus, Artus, Cetus, Clitus, Firus, Linus, Pius, Rinus, Sixtus, Tacitus, Tijs, Tipu, Tyrus and Vitus. These names tend to be less commonly used than Titus.