"joyous, festive"

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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Famous People Named Festus

  • Festus Gontebanye Mogae3rd President of Botswana
  • Festus BaiseNigerian,born Hong Kong footballer
  • (Ifeanyi) Festus EzeliNigerian basketball player
  • Festus 'Adegboye' OnigbindeNigerian football manager
  • Festus Bulugu LimbuTanzanian politician
  • Festus Olabode OlaNigerian politician
  • Festus Claudius "Claude" McKayJamaican,American novelist

Festus in Pop Culture

  • Festus Haggencharacter on TV's "Gunsmoke"
  • Festusdragon in Rick Riordan's "The Lost Hero"

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