Gender: Male Meaning of Festus: "joyous, festive" Origin of Festus: Latin

Festus Origin and Meaning

The name Festus is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "joyous, festive".

A name from the ancient world that may get a mixed reception today. On the one hand, festive! On the other hand, fester. In the Bible, Porcius Festus was a Roman official who rubbed up against St Paul. In modern times, this name has had more love in African countries than anywhere else.

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BeccaBaker Says:


I immediately think fetus or fester

Zelliew Says:


What ? Something a sore does?

rie Says:


That description though.