US Popularity:548
Meaning:From Attica; Rugged coast
Before adorning one of literature's most beloved characters, Atticus first found its footing in Ancient Rome as a masculine name denoting admirable qualities. Latin in origin, Atticus means simply "from Attica" or "rugged coast" in reference to the historic region that embraced Athens. While Atticus captures a sense of Athen's Golden Age, many others—including author Harper Lee—most align the name to Titus Pomponius Atticus. A close friend of philosopher Cicero, he was much loved and revered for his wisdom and diplomacy. So treasured was Titus that Cicero dedicated his Treatises on Friendship to his honored friend. Today, the qualities live on in To Kill a Mockingbird's admirable protagonist, who adds genuine humanity to an already deeply profound name.

Atticus Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Atticus is currently #178 on The Bump
Boy:Atticus is currently #102 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Atticus is currently #548 in U.S. births
Boy:Atticus is currently #284 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 12
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Name Doctor, Atticus

  • Behind the Name, Atticus, May 2020

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Attica, September 2022

  • Britannica, Atticus, January 2016

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