Tertius Origin and Meaning

The name Tertius is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "third".

Never as well known as that other Roman numeral name, Octavius, Tertius just might hold some appeal for the parent seeking a really obscure name with the patina of antiquity for her third son.

Tertius was an early Christian and a scribe whp assisted Paul in writing his epistle to the Romans. In George Eliot's Middlemarch, Tertius Lydgate is an idealistic doctor.

Famous People Named Tertius

  • Tertius of Iconiummartyr and amanuensis for Paul the Apostle
  • Tertius Zongoformer Prime Minister of Burkina Faso
  • Tertius KrugerSouth African rugby union player
  • Tertius Maarmansouth African rugby union player
  • Tertius DanillerSouth African rugby union player
  • (Albert) Tertius MyburghSouth African journalist and editor
  • Tertius BoschSouth African cricketer
  • Tertius ChandlerAmerican historian

Tertius in Pop Culture

  • Tertius Lydgatecharacter in George Eliot's novel Middlemarch