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

Tiberius Origin and Meaning

The name Tiberius is a boy's name meaning "of the Tiber".

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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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.