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Gender: M Meaning of Atticus: "from Attica" Origin of Atticus: Latin Atticus's Popularity in 2015: #350

Atticus, with its trendy Roman feel combined with the upstanding, noble image of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, is a real winner. In fact so many people have been inspired by the character embodied by Gregory Peck that Atticus Finch was voted the greatest hero of American film by the American Film Institute. Harper Lee's recently-released novel Go Set a Watchman paints Atticus Finch in a more negative light, however, which could curtail the rising popularity of the name.

The name of an important Roman literary figure named for the Greek region around Athens, Atticus has continuously risen since entering the US Top 1000 in 2004 and is a firm Nameberry favorite.

Daniel Baldwin and Isabella Hoffman were ahead of the curve when they chose Atticus for their son born in 1996; since then Summer Phoenix and Casey Affleck named their little boy Atticus, and Tom Dumont made it the middle name for his son Rio.

Famous People Named Atticus

Atticus, ancient Greek philosopher
Atticus Matthew Cowper Ross, English musician and composer
Atticus Dean Mitchell, Canadian actor
Atticus Ronald Shaffer, American child actor
Atticus Lish, American novelist
Atticus Colter Burrows, son of actor Darren Burrows
Atticus Baldwin (b. 1996), son of actors Daniel Baldwin and Isabella Hofmann
Atticus Ned Delevingne Grant, son of socialite Chloe Delevingne
Atticus Elijah Behr, son of actors KaDee Strickland and Jason Behr
Atticus James, son of actress Jennifer Love Hewitt
Atticus Hallisay (b. 2015), son of actor Brian Hallisay
Atticus Jon Clark, son of blogger Amber Fillerup Clark
Atticus Fehr (b. 2003), son of actor Oded Fehr
Atticus Affleck (b. 2008), son of actors Casey Affleck and Summer Phoenix
Atticus Gabriel Chapman (b. 2014), son of baseball player Aroldis Chapman
Atticus Tillman, son of NFL player Travares Tillman
William Atticus Parker (b. 2004), son of actors Mary-Louise Parker and Billy Crudup
David Atticus Sohmer (b. 2002), son of actress Deidre Hall and Steve Sohmer
Cooper Atticus Harris-Jacobsen (adopted 2008), son of actor/singer Sam Harris

Pop Culture References for the name Atticus

Atticus Finch, character in "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Go Set a Watchman"
Atticus Shane, character from "The Vampire Diaries"
Atticus, a clothing brand
Atticus Zhang, character in video game "The Sims 3" Moonlight Bay
Atticus Aldridge, character in the TV series "Downton Abbey"
Atticus Rosenbloom, character in the 39 Clues
Atticus Murphy Jr., character from the TV series "Todd and the Book of Pure Evil"
Atticus, character in Australian TV show "Little Lunch"

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