"called forth"

Cletus Origin and Meaning

The name Cletus is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "called forth".
Sometimes used as a short-form of Catholic Pope name Anacletus, Cletus is an ancient name that has not-yet found the popularity of Theodore, Leo, Atticus and Max. It perhaps suffers from its association to the yokel character in The Simpsons , but we think it's time for a reconsideration, given how well it fits into several current trends. Nickname Clete is cute as a button!
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Famous People Named Cletus

  • Cletus Erik Thule AnderssonSwedish water polo player
  • Cletus "Clete" BlakemanAmerican football official
  • Cletus IbetoNigerian businessman
  • Cletus SeldinAmerican boxer
  • Cletus Segbe WotorsonLiberian politician and geologist
  • Cletus Handley Francis "Clete" TurnerAustralian AFL footballer
  • Cletus "Clete" PattersonAmerican NFL player
  • Robert Cletus "Bobby" DriscollAmerican actor
  • Cletus Ositadimma UdeogaranyaNigerian Engineer

Cletus in Pop Culture

  • Cletus Spuckler aka Cletus the SlackJawed Yokel, hillbilly character on TV's "The Simpsons"
  • Cletuscharacter from the movie "The Grave"
  • Cletus Hoggdeputy on TV's "The Dukes of Hazzard"
  • Cletus Kasady aka CarnageMarvel Comics supervillain
  • Cletus Jonescharacter in Starkid's" The Trail to Oregon" (he's killed three people!).