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Boy Name: Brutus

Name: Brutus
Pronunciation: \b-ru-tus\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: dull, stupid
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Peretz, Porthos
Variant forms: Bruto
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 21708


Brutus \b-ru-tus\ as a boy's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Brutus is "dull, stupid". From an old Roman family name, borne most notably by statesman Marcus Junius Brutus, who was one of the assassions of Julius Caesar. The name is only seldom used due to its association with the word "brute".

Brutus has 1 variant form: Bruto.

Baby names that sound like Brutus are Peretz and Porthos.


Brutus is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#21708 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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