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Gustav Meaning


What does Gustav mean?

The name Gustav is of German and Scandinavian origin.

The meaning of Gustav is "staff of the gods".

It is also of French origin, where its meaning is "royal staff".

Gustav is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Gus-tav.

The Given Name Gustav

Gustav is a form of Gustavus. See Gustavus for further details.

Gustav is quite a daring name and a welcome find.

This great little boy name has a natural a positive vibe.

Wrap it up and take it home, Gustav may just be the name you're looking for.

Gustav falls into the royal title name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Gustav Bauer, and Gustav Heinemann.

Gustav Popularity

In the U.S. in 2015, it ranked 4,416 in baby name popularity for boys with 22 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 4,925 in baby name popularity for boys with 19 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

Want to see how Gustav sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Gustav Name Popularity Page.

Gustav Related Names

Gustav is a form of Gustavus.

Famous Gustavs

  • Gustav ~ 3 hurricanes, 2 storms
  • Gustav Bauer ~ German Chancellor (1919-1920)
  • Gustav Heinemann ~ German President (1969-1974)
  • Gustav Holst ~ Classical Musician
  • Gustav I Vasa ~ Swedish King (1521-1560)
  • Gustav II Adolf ~ Swedish King (1611-1632)
  • Gustav III ~ Swedish King (1771-1792)
  • Gustav IV Adolf ~ Swedish King (1792-1809)
  • Gustav Kirchhoff ~ Scientist
  • Gustav Klimt ~ Artist
  • Gustav Ludwig Hertz ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1925
  • Gustav Mahler ~ Musician
  • Gustav Stresemann ~ Nobel Prize for Peace 1926, German Chancellor (1923)
  • Gustav V ~ Swedish King (1907-1950)
  • Gustav VI Adolf ~ Swedish King (1950-1973)
  • Gustav Wilhelm Wolff ~ Business Mogul

Gustav Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Gustav.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Gustav Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Gustav in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Gustav.

Just for fun, see the name Gustav in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Gustav in Nautical Flags page.