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Boy Name: Titus

Name: Titus
Pronunciation: \t(i)-tus\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Dodds, Thadeus
Variant forms: Tito, Titos
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1097
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 2179

Description

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.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Titus.

Popularity

Titus is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1097 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#2179 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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