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Gender: Male Pronunciation: Tie-tus Meaning of Titus: "title of honour" Origin of Titus: Latin, meaning unknown, possibly "title of honour" Titus's Popularity in 2017: #299

The name Titus is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "title of honour". Titus is ranked #299 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibsets You Know".

From the experts:

Titus, once seen as a slightly forbidding Roman, New Testament, and Shakespearean name, was brought back to contemporary life in the USA by the TV series Titus 2000, increasing in popularity along with other revived ancient names like Linus and Silas.

Titus was the name of a Roman military commander who became Emperor. In the New Testament, Titus was a trusted companion of St. Paul, the recipient of one of his epistles; from Shakespeare the name is familiar via the central character of his tragedy Titus Andronicus, as well as appearing in Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus and Timon of Athens. Titus Groan is the protagonist of Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast Gothic fantasy trilogy, and Titus Welliver was a character on Deadwood.

The painter Rembrandt had a son named Titus.

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Famous People Named Titus

Saint Titus, Greek missionary; companion of Paul
Titus Flāvius Caesar Vespasiānus Augustus, Roman Emperor
Titus Manlius Torquatus, Roman dictator
Titus O'Neil (born Thaddeus Michael Bullard), American pro wrestler
Titus B. Welliver, American actor
Titus LeMoyne Ryan, American NFL football player
Titus Demetrius Young, American football player
Titus Annianus, ancient Roman poet
Titus Oates, English conspirator of the Popish Plot
Titus van Rijn, son of painter Rembrandt van Rijn
Titus Livius aka Livy, Roman historian
Titus Aurelius Antoninus, son of Marcus Aurelius; twin brother Tiberius Aelius Aurelius
Titus Jasper Jake Icarus Rellie (b. 2007), son of stylist and editor Lucy Sykes and Euan Rellie
Tituss Burgess, American actor and singer
Christopher Titus, American comedian and actor

Pop Culture References for the name Titus

Titus Lartius, character in 'Coriolanus' by Shakespeare
'Titus Andronicus,' play by Shakespeare and its title character
Titus Price, character in 'Anna of the Five Towns' by Arnold Bennett
Titus Groan, character in 'Gormeghast' by Mervyn Peake
Titus, character in 'The Hunger Games' by Suzanne Collins
Titus Pullo, character on TV's 'Rome'
Titus Abrasax, character from movie "Jupiter Ascending"
Titus Andronicus, American punk/indie rock band
Titus Andromedon, character on TVs' 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'
Titus aka Bat-Hound, dog in Batman comics
Titus, character on TV's "The 100"
Titus Drautos, character in the game "Final Fantasy XV"
Jasper Titus, the kindly old man in Elizabeth Enright's Melendy Children books

Titas, Titis, Tyus

Titus's International Variations

Tiziano (Italian) Titos (Greek) Tito (Spanish) Tytus, Titek (Polish) Tite (French)


georgiamoon Says:


There was a student in my 9th grade homeroom class named Titus one year. When I saw the name on the roll I loved it, thought it might be a name I would consider for a future son. Then I overheard some kids calling him "tight ass" and it totally ruined it for me.

csd267 Says:


Uuuhh.....I think this comment is about 5 months too late. But yes, let's just go with that!

Eml Says:


Let's just agree that csd267 is an idiot and let it go.

eveyalecia Says:


I really like this name on paper, but said aloud it sounds a little too close to "tight ass" to my ears... however, I have a new baby cousin with this name, so hopefully that will help me get that unfortunate pronunciation out of my head!

Glow Says:


I was reeeeeaaaching, just like you were with -itis from Titus. I applied your logic to other names. These are some of my faves, and I'd use them all.

csd267 Says:


Actually, none of those names remind me of what you pointed out. That was your own logic, therefore, if we used your logic, no names would be usable.

CaribbeanQueen Says:


Right, pulling "-itis" out of "Titus" wouldn't apply to all names, but your logic would make most names unusable. Ie: "Analiese" has "anal", "Amy" could be "Am I?", "Adelaide" contains "aid" which may bring "AIDS" to mind, "Gordon" contains "gordo" which is "fat" in Spanish, "Marco", "Marcus", and "Marcheline" contain "mar" as in "spoil". And that's just off the top of my head.

csd267 Says:


Itis indicates inflammation. And not all names sound like "itis" as in hepatitis..... So my logic wouldn't necessarily apply to all names.

Glow Says:


Let me help you. "-itis" indicates an infection. "Titus" has a Latinate "-us" ending. If we go by your logic, no names would be useable.

Glow Says:


No; like Titus.

Glow Says:


I really like this name; always have, but now that others here pointed out the first three letters, I am a bit concerned.

orphanedhanyou Says:


Tise seems closer to Tyson than Titus...Think people should just go with the name they really want instead of manipulating a nickname out of one they won't use

Guest Says:


I keep singing the Bible book memorization "Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1st and 2nd Peter," etc. or I keep saying Titus Andronicus. This name was always weird to me anyway

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Titus does NOT need a nickname. It's short and simple, why change it? I'm tired of people trying to find nicknames for every name there is.

csd267 Says:


like hepatitis?

raevynstar Says:


I know a kid named Titus, he's about my sister's age--he wears it pretty well.

Rachebug Says:


"Hero or defender"

Rachebug Says:


I totally agree! It's strong and romantic. It is also my great grandfathers name. However it really bugged me that there is no meaning for this name, so I did some research and in Latin it means

isadora123 Says:


I think Titus is a beautiful, strong, romantic name! I know a Titus and he uses Tise as a nickname.