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Gender: M Origin of Titus: Latin, meaning unknown Titus's Popularity in 2013: #316

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Titus, once seen as a slightly forbidding Roman, New Testament, and Shakespearean name, was brought back to contemporary life by the TV series "Titus 2000," and is now, at Number 360, by far the highest it's ever ranked, increasing in popularity along with other revived ancient names like Linus and Silas.

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.

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Famous People Named Titus

Titus Welliver - American actor
Titus Ryan - American football player
Titus Young - American football player
Titus Oates - inventor of the Popish Plot (in whose reference Antarctic explorer Lawrence Oates was nicknamed "Titus")
Titus van Rijn (1641-68) - son of Rembrandt
Titus Livius, known as Livy - Roman historian
Titus Aurelius Antoninus, twin son of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius
Christopher Titus - an American comedian and actor, had tv show on Fox called Titus.

Pop Culture References for the Name Titus

District 6 character in The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Titus Pullo, character on the HBO series Rome
Titus Lartius, Roman general in Shakespeare's Coriolanus
Titus Groan, 77th Earl of Gormenghast, character in Mervyn Peake
A WWE professional wrestler named Titus O'Neil

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Titus's International Variations

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