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Gender: Male Pronunciation: CLEE-tuhs Meaning of Cletus: "called forth" Origin of Cletus: Greek

The name Cletus is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "called forth". Cletus and is often added to user-created lists like Amazingly Horrible Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Sometimes used as a short-form of Catholic Pope name Anacletus, Cletus is an ancient name that has not-yet found the popularity of Theodore, Leo, Atticus and Max. It perhaps suffers from its association to the yokel character in The Simpsons , but we think it's time for a reconsideration, given how well it fits into several current trends. Nickname Clete is cute as a button!

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Famous People Named Cletus

Cletus Erik Thule Andersson, Swedish water polo player
Cletus "Clete" Blakeman, American football official
Cletus Ibeto, Nigerian businessman
Cletus Seldin, American boxer
Cletus Segbe Wotorson, Liberian politician and geologist
Cletus Handley Francis "Clete" Turner, Australian AFL footballer
Cletus "Clete" Patterson, American NFL player
Robert Cletus "Bobby" Driscoll, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Cletus

Cletus Spuckler aka Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel, hillbilly character on TV's "The Simpsons"
Cletus, character from the movie "The Grave"
Cletus Hogg, deputy on TV's "The Dukes of Hazzard"
Cletus Kasady aka Carnage, Marvel Comics supervillain

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