Gender: Male Meaning of Septimus: "the seventh son" Origin of Septimus: Latin

Septimus Origin and Meaning

The name Septimus is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "the seventh son".

Septimus is one of the more dashing of the birth-order Latin number names that were revived by the Victorians. So even if you don't anticipate son number 7, you might be bold enough to consider this relic, certainly preferable to sixth-son name Sextus.

Septimus was popularized by the Roman Emperor Septimus Severus, a patron of arts and letters. There was a Septimus in Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone, in Dickens's The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and in Trollope's Barchester novels. Probably it is most familiar to modern readers as one of the principal characters in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, and as Harry Potter wizard, Septimus Weasley. There is also Septimus Heap, a series of bestselling fantasy novels by Angie Sage.

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MissYellowButterfly Says:


I really want to love this name but thanks to video games all I can hear is "TRUST SEPTIMUS! HE KNOWS YOU CAN KNOW! INDEED!"

MeMyself_And_I Says:


Sounds like a name that would be used in transformers... I'll pass.

Cassiusmama319 Says:


I want to like this name, but I can't help but be reminded of a septic tank when I read it.

Josie1497 Says:


I love this name and think it is totally usable.

Catastroffy Says:


I agree with Gr19 that Timmy is a really nice nickname for Septimus. Sim, Sem, and Timus are other options as well as Tim and Sep.

SusanAngel Says:


'Sep', I actually find Sep a good nickname for Septimus. Simple, but sweet.



one of the 5 good emperors of rome. an inspiration

Gr19 Says:


Tim/Timmy would make a good nickname

TheClockworkPrincess Says:


I love this name too! And yeah it would be a really cool way to honour a September birthday. I'm just wondering, what do you think would be a good nickname for Septimus?

LadyVanRaven Says:


Can't explain why I love this (maybe because it's so handsome and ancient?) but I do. Think it would be a great way to honor a September baby's birth.