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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 2014: #285

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 is now, at Number 285, by far the highest it has ever ranked, 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 Welliver, American actor
Titus Ryan, American football player
Titus Young, American football player
Titus Oates, notorious liar and conspirator of the Popish Plot
Titus van Rijn, son of Rembrandt van Rijn
Titus "Livy" Livius, Roman historian
Titus Aurelius Antoninus, twin son of Marcus Aurelius
Christopher Titus, American comedian and actor
Titus Burgess, American actor and singer
Saint Titus, First Christian Pastor

Pop Culture References for the name Titus

Titus Lartius, character in 'Coriolanus' by Shakespeare
Titus Andronicus, character in 'Titus Andronicus' by Shakespeare
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 'Rome'
Titus Abrasax, character from movie "Jupiter Ascending"
Titus Andronicus, American punk/indie rock band
Titus Andromedon, character on 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'
One of Damian Wayne's dogs, often referred to as "bat-hound"
Titus, character on The CW's "The 100"

Titas, Titis, Tyus

Titus's International Variations

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