US Popularity:17774
Meaning:Illustrious; Called forth, invoked
Cletus is a boy's name of Greek origin. A diminutive form of Anacletus, it has several meanings, including "illustrious," "called forth," or "invoked." In the 1st century AD, Anacletus served as the pope for over a decade in ancient Rome. He was canonized in recent times, and his feast day is celebrated on April 26th. From honoring your faith to celebrating your roots, Cletus is a name with lots of possibilities. Baby Cletus may be encouraged to carve out their own life path while reviving a namesake that has been around for millennia.

Cletus Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Cletus is currently #1407 on The Bump
Boy:Cletus is currently #395 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Cletus is currently #17774 in U.S. births
Boy:Cletus is currently #6209 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 184
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
Learn how we keep our content accurate and up-to-date by reading our medical review and editorial process.
Not sure you have the perfect name? Search to add more baby names to your My Favorites list.