Meaning & History
Possibly means "staff of the Geats", derived from the Old Norse elements gautr "Geat, Goth" and stafr "staff". However, the root name Gautstafr is not well attested in the Old Norse period. Alternatively, it might be derived from the Slavic name Gostislav. This name has been borne by six kings of Sweden, including the 16th-century Gustav I Vasa.
Other Languages & CulturesGautstafr(Ancient Scandinavian) Gustaaf, Gust, Guus(Dutch) Kustaa, Kyösti, Kusti(Finnish) Gustave(French) Gusztáv(Hungarian) Gustavo(Italian) Gustavs(Latvian) Gustaw(Polish) Gustavo(Portuguese) Gustavo(Spanish)
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Entry updated April 25, 2021