|Pronunciation:||TYE-tus, TY-tuss, TIE-tus, TI-tus|
|Meaning:||to honor, defender, giant, pleasing|
|Related Names:||Tito, Titos, Tytus|
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ORIGIN AND HISTORY
The name Titus may originate from the Greek “Titos,” which is believed to derive from “go” meaning “to honor.” Additionally, the Italian “Titus” is considered a Latin version of “Tito.” Also, it may have origins to the Latin “titulus” meaning "title of honour.” The name is also associated with meaning “defender,” “giant” or “pleasing.”
In the New Testament of the Bible, Titus was a Greek Christian missionary who was a disciple and companion of the apostle Paul.
In the 1st century, Titus Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus was a Roman Emperor.
According to the 1990 United States Census , Titus ranked as the 1,097th most popular male first name and the 2,179th most popular last name. In the United States, the name ranked in the Top 1,000 most popular boys' names every decade since the 1960s.
According to the Social Security Administration , in the 21st century, the name ranked in the Top 700 most popular boys' names every year from 2000 (633rd) through 2006 (550th).
United States Popularity of the boy's name Titus in the 21st Century:
- Year: 2006 Rank:550th
- Year: 2005 Rank:541st
- Year: 2004 Rank:572nd
- Year: 2003 Rank:608th
- Year: 2002 Rank:599th
- Year: 2001 Rank:589th
- Year: 2000 Rank:633rd
- Days are celebrated in honor of the name Titus or people bearing the name Titus in Slovakia (January 4th) and by the Catholic Church (January 26th and August 16th - Saint Titus; July 27th - Bl. Titus Brandsma). 
- “Titus Andronicus” is a play written by William Shakespeare in which Titus seeks revenge on his enemy Tamora, Queen of the Goths.
- “Titus” is a name given to characters in the Shakespearean plays “Antony and Cleopatra,” “Coriolanus” and “Timon of Athens,” in addition to the eponymous “Titus Andronicus.” 
- “Titus” was a 1999 movie, based on the Shakespearean play, which was nominated for an Academy Award (Oscar) for “Best Costume Design.” 
- Christopher Todd Titus – Television and film actor who starred in the television comedy “Titus” from 2000 to 2002 and portrays “Brody Johns” in the television show “Big Shots" as of 2007. 
- Titus Bramble – English soccer player (center defenseman) who played for the Under-21 English National Team from 2000 to 2002. 
- Michelle Titus – Miss Alaska, USA, in 1998.
- Josip Broz Tito – Second President of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1953 to 1980. 
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Author: Rich Kachold
|Meaning||to honor, defender, giant, pleasing +|
|Meaningnc||to honor, defender, giant, pleasing +|
|Pronunciation||TYE-tus, TY-tuss, TIE-tus, TI-tus +|
|Rank in 2000s||576 +|
|Related||Tito +, Titos +, and Tytus +|