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Octavian

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

The name Octavian is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "eighth". Octavian and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Luck and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Octavian

Octavian aka Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus aka Augustus, Roman Emperor
Octavian Goga, Prime Minister of Romania
Octavian Codru Tăslăuanu, Romanian magazine publisher, writer and politician
Octavian Smigelschi, Austro-Hungarian painter
Octavian Ioan Atanase Bellu, Romanian gymnastics coach
Octavian Paler, Romanian journalist and activist
Deveraux Octavian Basil Jagger (b. 2017), son of singer Mick Jagger and ballerina Melanie Hamrick

Pop Culture References for the name Octavian

Octavian, character in the Heroes of Olympus series
Octavian, character from Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra"
Octavian "Tavvy" Blackthorn, character from Cassandra Clare's "The Dark Artifices" series
Octavian, title character in Richard Strauss' opera Der Rosenkavalier

Comments

christineolteanu Says:

2017-10-21T18:22:06

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:

2017-03-07T18:49:16

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

Josie1497 Says:

2017-03-07T18:41:45

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:

2017-03-07T18:24:50

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:

2017-03-07T17:47:07

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:

2017-03-05T05:23:08

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

fuzzycub Says:

2014-03-31T02:52:34

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