Given Name SIXTUS

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Late Roman

Meaning & History

Latin form of the Greek name Ξυστος (Xystos) meaning "scraped, polished". This name was borne by five popes. The first pope by this name was the sixth to serve after Saint Peter, so there is a possibility that this name is in fact derived from Latin sextus "sixth".
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Sixte (French), Sisto (Italian), Xystos (Late Greek)


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Entry updated December 8, 2017