Latin, meaning unknown, possibly "title of honour"
"title of honour"

Titus Origin and Meaning

The name Titus is boy's name of Latin origin meaning "title of honour".
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 TitusGreek missionary; companion of Paul
  • Titus Flāvius Caesar Vespasiānus AugustusRoman Emperor
  • Titus Manlius TorquatusRoman dictator
  • Titus O'Neil (born Thaddeus Michael Bullard)American pro wrestler
  • Titus B. WelliverAmerican actor
  • Titus LeMoyne RyanAmerican NFL football player
  • Titus Demetrius YoungAmerican football player
  • Titus Annianusancient Roman poet
  • Titus OatesEnglish conspirator of the Popish Plot
  • Titus van Rijnson of painter Rembrandt van Rijn
  • Titus Livius aka LivyRoman historian
  • Titus Aurelius Antoninusson 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 BurgessAmerican actor and singer
  • Christopher TitusAmerican comedian and actor

Titus in Pop Culture

  • Titus Lartiuscharacter in 'Coriolanus' by Shakespeare
  • 'Titus Andronicus' play by Shakespeare and its title character
  • Titus Pricecharacter in 'Anna of the Five Towns' by Arnold Bennett
  • Titus Groancharacter in 'Gormeghast' by Mervyn Peake
  • Tituscharacter in 'The Hunger Games' by Suzanne Collins
  • Titus Pullocharacter on TV's 'Rome'
  • Titus Abrasaxcharacter from movie "Jupiter Ascending"
  • Titus AndronicusAmerican punk/indie rock band
  • Titus Andromedoncharacter on TVs' 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'
  • Titus aka BatHound, dog in Batman comics
  • Tituscharacter on TV's "The 100"
  • Titus Drautoscharacter in the game "Final Fantasy XV"
  • Jasper Titusthe kindly old man in Elizabeth Enright's Melendy Children books