Dontavious is a modern American name for boys, created by blending Donte, meaning “enduring,” and Octavius, meaning “eighth.” Donte is a popular African-American form of the Latin Dante, a name made famous by the Italian poet who wrote the epic poem Inferno. As Dontavious is a contemporary coinage, there are no rules that you absolutely must stick to these meanings—but it would be a fitting title for the eighth child in your family. Undeniably grand and proper, Dontavious lets people know baby is not to be trifled with. For the auspicious tot who’s here to make a statement, Dontavious lends a stand-out title brimming with greatness.
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