Decimus Origin and Meaning

The name Decimus is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "tenth".

Decimus is one of the Roman numeral names used in large Victorian families--in this case for the tenth child. It is now seeing some new life thanks to the cutting-edge fashion for ancient Roman names.

The current interest in Decimus has been bolstered by The Hunger Games, in which many of the male characters have ancient Roman names. Decimus was also the middle name of Maximus, Russell Crowe's "Gladiator" character. Other Latin names such as Nero and Tiberius are also hot on Nameberry right now.

Decimus is a name that was not only given occasionally to nineteenth century babies, but also to several notable literary characters in the works of Wilkie Collins and Anthony Trollope. Decimus Burton was a noted ninetenth century English architect.

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Famous People Named Decimus

  • Decimus BurtonEnglish architect
  • Decimus Clodius Albinuswould,be 2nd century Roman emperor
  • Decimus Junius Juvenalis"Juvenal," Roman poet
  • Decimus Junius Brutus AlbinusRoman politician and general, assassin of Julius Caesar
  • Decimus Junius Silanus TorquatusRoman consul
  • Decimus Junius SilanusRoman consul
  • Decimus Magnus AusoniusRoman poet and rhetorician

Decimus in Pop Culture

  • Decimuscharacter from the Heroes of Olympus series
  • Lord Decimus TiteBarnacle of the Circumlocution Office, in "Little Dorrit" by Charles Dickens
  • Maximus Decimus Meridiusmain character in movie "Gladiator"