GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: TI-tuws (Ancient Roman), TIE-təs (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Roman praenomen, or given name, which is of unknown meaning, possibly related to Latin titulus "title of honour". In the New Testament, Titus is a companion of Saint Paul. He became the first bishop of Crete and was the recipient of one of Paul's epistles. This name was also borne by a 1st-century Roman emperor. Shakespeare later used it for the main character in his tragedy 'Titus Andronicus' (1593). As an English name, Titus has been occasionally used since the Protestant Reformation.
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OTHER LANGUAGES: Titos (Biblical Greek), Tiitus (Estonian), Tiitus (Finnish), Tito (Italian), Titas (Lithuanian), Tytus (Polish), Tito (Portuguese), Tit (Russian), Tito (Spanish)
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