"heavy, dull"

Brutus Origin and Meaning

The name Brutus is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "heavy, dull".

Brutus is the quintessential brute--far too close to the word brutal. And any child with this name would spend much of his life hearing "Et tu."

Originally an old Roman family name, borne by Marcus Junius Brutus, one of the assassins of Julius Caesar, who spoke those famous dying words to him.

Save Brutus for your dog and consider Bruno instead.

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Brutus Popularity

Famous People Named Brutus

  • BrutusAncient British king
  • Marcus Junius Brutusassassin of Julius Caesar

Brutus in Pop Culture

  • Brutus MalfoyMalfoy family member who lived during the 17th century (Harry Potter)
  • Brutus Jones'former Pullman porter who sets himself up as emperor on an island in the West Indies and then retrogresses on the evolutionary ladder' in Eugene O'Neill's play The Emperor Jones (1920)
  • Brutusfrom movie "Gentlemen Broncos"
  • Brutusdistrict 1, catching fire
  • Brutus the Buckeyethe mascot for Ohio State