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Gender: Male Meaning of Tiberius: "of the Tiber" Origin of Tiberius: Latin

The name Tiberius is a boy's name meaning "of the Tiber". Tiberius and is often added to lists like Unusual Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

From the experts:

The name of an important ancient Roman emperor, Tiberius might sound a bit heavy for a modern boy to carry, but with the rise of Atticus, Tiberius and brothers begin to feel more baby-friendly, much in the same way as Old Testament names like Elijah and Isaiah have been rejuvenated.

The contemporary ear has become attuned to the name via some modern sagas. There were two Tiberiuses in the Harry Potter universe: T. McLaggen, uncle of Cormac, and T. Ogden, a former member of the Wizengamot. Peter O'Toole played Emperor Tiberius Caesar in the 1979 Caligula, and James Tiberius Kirk was Captain of the USS Enterprise on Star Trek.

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Famous People Named Tiberius

Tiberius Claudius Nero, Roman Emperor
Tiberius Aelius Aurelius, son of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius; twin brother Titus Aurelius Antoninus
Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus, Roman plebeian tribune
Tiberius Julius Cotys I, King of the Bosporus
Tiberius Julius Eupator, King of the Bosporus
Tiberius Alexander, counselor to General Titus during the 1st Jewish-Roman War

Pop Culture References for the name Tiberius

Tiberius Kirk, character in the Star Trek series; grandfather of Captain James Tiberius "Jim" Kirk
Tiberius "Ty" Blackthorn, character in The Mortal Instruments and Dark Artifices series.
Tiberius, character mentioned in the "Harry Potter" series as the uncle of Cormac McLaggen.
Tiberius, influential city in Israel on the Lake of Galilee.
Tiberius Licinius Crassus, character in the Spartacus series.
Tiberius "Cal" Calore, character in the "Red Queen" series by Victoria Aveyard.
James Tiberius "JT" Yorke, character in Degrassi: The Next Generation.
Tiberius Stormwind, a character on the Dungeons and dragons series Critical Role played by Orion Acaba


cosettes Says:


I know someone who named their son James Tiberius. Wish I'd thought of that.

deusvult Says:


Ty might work, or Rus

rld2000 Says:


If I ever see this name and don't think of cal, then there's something wrong with me

Courtney Says:


I really like this name, but even Captain Kirk's parents new that it wasn't an easy name to have. I would end up making a nickname that he hated. Tibbers or Tibby is the first nicknames that come to mind.

saoirse123 Says:


Maybe give it another 5-10 years and it will seem "normal" to name your son this, but for now, this still feels like a gutsy choice and a lot for a boy to carry.

amberdaydream Says:


I think the name of the river, Tiber, is more usable and modern. But this is kind of cool too.

Erasmus Rotterdam Says:


Captain Kirk's middle name.

mckaylalove Says:


I have permanently attached myself to this name and I will not let it go. I love it.