[ 2 syll. ti-tus, tit-us ] The baby boy name Titus is pronounced TAY-TahS (English) †. Titus' language of origin is Latin. It is predominantly used in English, French, German, and Romanian. The meaning of Titus is 'honored'. It is a biblical name derived from the word titulus which is of the meaning 'title of honor'. An old form of the name is Titus (Latin). The name was borne in the Bible by a companion of the apostle Paul, who became bishop of the first church in Crete, and also by the Roman emperor Titus Flavius Vespasianus (39-81), who destroyed the city and Temple of Jerusalem. In literature, it appeared in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus (1590-1594) as the name of a Roman general. The name was first adopted by English speakers in the 17th century. It was not popular in England, due to the association with Titus Oates (1649-1705), known for his failed conspiracy against Charles II.
Titus has 13 derivatives that are used in English and foreign languages. English derivatives of the name include Titan, Titas, Titianus, Titis, Tito (used in Italian, Portuguese, Slavic, and Spanish as well), Tytan, Tyto, Tytos, and Tyus.
See also the related categories, emperor (king), romanian, title, companion (brother), honor, apostle (teacher), biblical, church, jerusalem, roman, general (universal), french, german, and literature.
Titus is a popular baby boy name, and it is also regarded as trendy. The name has been rising in popularity since the 1960s. At the recent peak of its usage in 2015, 0.064% of baby boys were named Titus. It was #281 in rank then. In 2016, it ranked at #283 with a usage of 0.063%, and it was the most popular out of all boy names in its family. Titus was thrice as popular as the next ranked name, Titan, in 2016.
† Pronunciation for Titus: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"