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Boy Name: Atticus

Name: Atticus
Pronunciation: \a-tti-cus\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: from Athens
Origin: Latin
Similar Names: Atkins, Attlas

Description

Atticus \a-tti-cus\ as a boy's name is pronounced AT-a-kuss. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Atticus is "from Athens". The name of a famous Roman man of letters who lived in the last years (109-32 BC) of the Roman Empire. He is sometimes considered the first "publisher" because he had slaves copy important contemporary works like the letters of Cicero. Literary: the name of Scout's father in Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird". Also the name of a fifth-century Armenian saint.

Similar baby names are Atkins and Attlas.

Popularity

Atticus is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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