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Gender: M Pronunciation: Tie-tus Meaning of Titus: "title of honour" Origin of Titus: Latin, meaning unknown, possibly "title of honour" Titus's Popularity in 2015: #281

Titus, once seen as a slightly forbidding Roman, New Testament, and Shakespearean name, was brought back to contemporary life in the USA by the TV series Titus 2000, and has now been in the Top 300, by far the highest it has ever ranked, for two straight years, increasing in popularity along with other revived ancient names like Linus and Silas.

Titus was the name of a Roman military commander who became Emperor. In the New Testament, Titus was a trusted companion of St. Paul, the recipient of one of his epistles; from Shakespeare the name is familiar via the central character of his tragedy Titus Andronicus, as well as appearing in Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus and Timon of Athens. Titus Groan is the protagonist of Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast Gothic fantasy trilogy, and Titus Welliver was a character on Deadwood.

The painter Rembrandt had a son named Titus.

Famous People Named Titus

Titus Flāvius Caesar Vespasiānus Augustus, Roman Emperor
Saint Titus, Greek missionary; companion of Paul
Titus Manlius Torquatus, Roman dictator
Titus O'Neil (born Thaddeus Michael Bullard), American pro wrestler
Titus B. Welliver, American actor
Titus LeMoyne Ryan, American NFL football player
Titus Demetrius Young, American football player
Titus Annianus, ancient Roman poet
Titus Oates, English conspirator of the Popish Plot
Titus van Rijn, son of painter Rembrandt van Rijn
Titus "Livy" Livius, Roman historian
Titus Aurelius Antoninus, son of Marcus Aurelius; twin brother Tiberius Aelius Aurelius
Tituss Burgess, American actor and singer
Christopher Titus, American comedian and actor

Pop Culture References for the name Titus

Jasper Titus, the kindly old man in Elizabeth Enright's Melendy Children books
Titus Lartius, character in 'Coriolanus' by Shakespeare
'Titus Andronicus,' play by Shakespeare and its title character
Titus Price, character in 'Anna of the Five Towns' by Arnold Bennett
Titus Groan, character in 'Gormeghast' by Mervyn Peake
Titus, character in 'The Hunger Games' by Suzanne Collins
Titus Pullo, character on TV's 'Rome'
Titus Abrasax, character from movie "Jupiter Ascending"
Titus Andronicus, American punk/indie rock band
Titus Andromedon, character on TVs' 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'
Titus aka Bat-Hound, dog in Batman comics
Titus, character on TV's "The 100"

Titas, Titis, Tyus

Titus's International Variations

Tiziano (Italian) Titos (Greek) Tito (Spanish) Tytus, Titek (Polish) Tite (French)