Atticus - Meaning of Atticus
[ 3 syll. at-ti-cus, att-ic-us ] The baby boy name Atticus is pronounced as AA-Tiy-KahS- or AET-ayK-ahS- †. Atticus is used mostly in English and it is of Latin origin. Atticus, meaning 'from Attica', was the nickname of Titus Pomponius (112-35 BC), a prominent philosopher and close friend of Cicero. Attica is a region in Greece containing Athens. In recent times, the name has been popularized after it appeared in Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) as the name of the wise and just lawyer Atticus Finch. Lee based the name of his protagonist on the Roman philosopher.
Atticus is uncommon as a baby boy name. At the recent height of its usage in 2011, 0.029% of baby boys were named Atticus. It was #462 in rank then. The baby name has fallen out of favor since then, and is currently used on a very modest scale. Within all boy names in its family, Atticus was nevertheless the most widely used in 2012.
Baby names that sound like Atticus include Adheesha, Adika, Adisa, Adusa, Ahuatzi, Atauchi, Atickus, Aticus, Atikus, Atsuo, Atsushi, Attickus, Attikus, Iodoc, Uddisa, Adacio, Antiochos, Adekagagwaa, Adeodatus, and Aadesh.
† Pronunciation for Atticus: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)"