Gustaf Johansen is a sailor in H. P. Lovecraft's short story "The Call of Cthulhu". He is the second mate of the schooner, Emma, which sinks after being attacked by the Cthulhu cultists on the steam yacht Alert. After commandeering the Alert, he landed on an unknown island in the Pacific Ocean, later identified by the narrator as R'lyeh. He later wrote a manuscript in English based on his experiences at R'lyeh and his encounter with Cthulhu before his mysterious death.
Gustaf Skarsgård (b. 1980) is a Swedish actor. Son of Stellan Skarsgård and younger brother of Alexander Skarsgård.
This name is also used in The Netherlands, where it is less popular than Gustaaf (= the authentic Dutch form of Gustav) and even Gustav. Of all three, Gustaaf remains by far the most popular in The Netherlands: it is a top 1000 name, whereas both Gustaf and Gustav aren't. For Gustaf, there were less than 200 bearers total in 2010, whereas for Gustav there were more than 500 bearers total in 2010.Where newborns are concerned, however, all three names are quite dated. In at least the last 10 years, there were less than 10 of each born every year.
Two famous bearers:
- Cartoon cat Garfield is called Gustaf in Sweden.
- Carl XVI Gustaf, king of Sweden.
Listen to the German pronunciation of Gustaf here:

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