Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. GUYS-tav(Swedish)
GUWS-taf(German)
GOOS-taf(Czech)
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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.

Related Names

VariantsGösta, Göstav, Gustaf(Swedish)
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)
Surname DescendantsGustafsson, Gustavsson(Swedish)
User SubmissionsGústav, Gustáv

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Name Days

Czech Republic: August 2
Estonia: August 28
Slovakia: August 2 (as Gustáv)
Sweden: June 6
Sweden: November 6

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Entry updated April 25, 2021