Gender: Male Meaning of Octavian: "eighth" Origin of Octavian: Latin

Octavian Origin and Meaning

The name Octavian is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "eighth".

With the rise of ancient Roman names, Octavian suddenly seem plausible again. A variation of Octavius and relative of the more modern Octavio, it's an equally attractive member of the trio.

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christineolteanu Says:


I really like it. saint Octavian is a cool association for me and don'tr worry about nicknames. It is not necessary to have one , and even is you don't like the ones available you never know if little Octavian will.

RedPanda1203 Says:


There is an Octavian called 'Tavvy' in The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare which I always thought was cute.

Josie1497 Says:


I don't see Octavian as a name that gets easily nicknamed. I don't know why but I can't picture too many people using Ockie or Tay. I think if you named your child Octavian, that's probably what people would call him.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I don't think you'd have to worry about Ian being used as a nickname too much. My mother's name has a go-to nickname (Like Joe/Joey or Alexandra/Alex) but nobody has ever called her by the nickname, so I don't think a slightly obscure nickname option would be a problem unless you encouraged it.

Joslyn C. Igoa Says:


I had a dream about this name probably stemming from Octavia Spenser's popularity of late. What a handsome and strong name for a little gentleman. Nn Ian is my only drawback and would have to put my foot down on calling him that. Might get annoying. Prefer Occi/Ockie or Tavi. Counting our pets would make him the eighth member of our family lol

paulapuddephatt Says:


I like it. You hear Octavia much more than the male versions, and I totally adore Octavia, but Octavian is handsome.

fuzzycub Says:


It's handsome, and I like the nicknames Tavy and Tay.