"from Attica"

Atticus Origin and Meaning

The name Atticus is a boy's name of Greek, Latin origin meaning "from Attica".

Atticus, with its trendy Roman feel combined with the upstanding, noble image of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, is a real winner among boy names. Atticus entered the US Top 1000 in 2004 and is a firm Nameberry favorite.

The reason for the popularity of Atticus is less its ancient roots than Atticus Finch, the upstanding hero of To Kill A Mockingbird.. 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 less flattering light, though that doesn't seem to have impacted the rising popularity of the name.

Atticus derives from the Greek Attikos, meaning "from Attica," the Ancient Greek region that contained Athens. Atticus is a literary name in more ways than one. Before it became synonymous with Atticus Finch, the name Atticus was associated with Titus Pomponius Atticus, a Roman literary figure.

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.

# 284 in the US

Atticus Rank in US Top 1000

# 9 on Nameberry

Atticus Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Atticus Popularity

Famous People Named Atticus

  • Atticusancient Greek philosopher
  • Atticus Matthew Cowper RossEnglish musician and composer
  • Atticus JacksonAmerican voice actor for The NoSleep Podcast
  • Atticus Dean MitchellCanadian actor
  • Atticus Ronald ShafferAmerican child actor
  • Atticus LishAmerican novelist
  • Fox Atticus MartindaleCanadian musician
  • Atticus Colter Burrowsson of actor Darren Burrows
  • Atticus Baldwin (b. 1996)son of actors Daniel Baldwin and Isabella Hofmann
  • Atticus Fehrson of actor Oded Fehr
  • Atticus Tillman (b. 2007)son of NFL player Travares Tillman
  • Atticus Affleck (b. 2008)son of actors Casey Affleck and Summer Phoenix
  • Atticus Elijah Behr (b. 2013)son of actors KaDee Strickland and Jason Behr
  • Atticus Ned Delevingne Grant (b. 2014)son of socialite Chloe Delevingne
  • Atticus Gabriel Chapman (b. 2014)son of baseball player Aroldis Chapman
  • Atticus Jon Clark (b. 2014)son of blogger Amber Fillerup Clark
  • Atticus James Hallisay (b. 2015)son of actors Jennifer Love Hewitt and Brian Hallisay
  • Happy Atticus Mapel (b. 1988)son of actress Mare Winningham and William Mapel
  • David Atticus Sohmerson of actress Deidre Hall and Steve Sohmer
  • William Atticus Parkerson of actors Mary,Louise Parker and Billy Crudup
  • Cooper Atticus HarrisJacobsen, son of actor/singer Sam Harris
  • Rio Atticus Dumont (b. 2008)son of musician Tom Dumont of No Doubt

Atticus in Pop Culture

  • Atticus Finchcharacter in "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Go Set a Watchman"
  • Atticus Shanecharacter from "The Vampire Diaries"
  • Atticusa clothing brand
  • Atticus Zhangcharacter in video game "The Sims 3" Moonlight Bay
  • Ephraim Atticus Aldridgecharacter in the TV series "Downton Abbey"
  • Atticus Rosenbloomcharacter in the 39 Clues
  • Atticus Murphy Jr.character from the TV series "Todd and the Book of Pure Evil"
  • Atticuscharacter in "Little Lunch"
  • Atticuspenguin in animated film "Happy Feet Two"
  • Atticus O'Sullivanmain character in the book series The Iron Druid by Kevin Hearne
  • Atticus Hoyecharacter often mentioned on British TV show "Bad Education".
  • Atticuscharacter in "Taboo"
  • Atticus Freemancharacter on the HBO TV series “Lovecraft Country”
  • Atticusmain character in the animated series “Infinity Train”

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