Latin from Greek
"sixth born"

Sixtus Origin and Meaning

The name Sixtus is boy's name of Latin origin meaning "sixth born".
The name of several popes and saints, Sixtus is certainly unusual but would have trouble making it in the modern world outside the Vatican. Even worse is its brother Sextus. Try making it through seventh grade with that name.

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Famous People Named Sixtus

  • Sixtus IV, popes
  • Saint Sixtus of Reimsfirst bishop of Reims, France
  • Sixtus of TannbergBishop of Gurk and Prince,Bishop of Freising, Austria
  • Sixtus of SienaItalian theologian
  • Edmund Sixtus "Ed" Muskie58th U.S. Secretary of State

Sixtus in Pop Culture

  • Originally written Xystusthis is ultimately from the Greek xyst, "scraped" (and since it belonged to the sixth pope, was later confused with Sextus)