Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. YOO-stis  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

English form of Eustachius or Eustathius, two names of Greek origin that have been conflated in the post-classical period. Saint Eustace, who is known under both spellings, was a 2nd-century Roman general who became a Christian after seeing a vision of a cross between the antlers of a stag he was hunting. He was burned to death for refusing to worship the Roman gods and is now regarded as the patron saint of hunters. Due to him, this name was common in England during the Middle Ages, though it is presently rare.

Related Names

Feminine FormsEustacia, Stacia
Other Languages & CulturesEustathios, Eustathius(Ancient Greek) Staas(Dutch) Eustache(French) Efstathios, Stathis(Greek) Eustachio(Italian) Eustachius(Late Roman) Stace(Medieval English) Eustachy(Polish) Eustáquio(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Eustaquio(Spanish) Ostap, Yevstakhiy(Ukrainian)
Surname DescendantEustis(English)


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Entry updated May 29, 2020