Given Name TITUS

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: TEE-toos (Classical Latin), TIE-təs (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Roman praenomen, or given name, which is of unknown meaning, possibly related to Latin titulus "title of honour". It is more likely of Oscan origin, since it was borne by the legendary Sabine king Titus Tatius.

This name appears in the New Testament belonging to a companion of Saint Paul. He became the first bishop of Crete and was the recipient of one of Paul's epistles. This was also the praenomen of all three Roman emperors of the 1st-century Flavian dynasty, and it is the name by which the second of them is commonly known to history. 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/CULTURES: Titos (Biblical Greek), Tiitus (Estonian), Tiitus (Finnish), Tito (Italian), Titas (Lithuanian), Tytus (Polish), Tito (Portuguese), Tit (Russian), Tito (Spanish)
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