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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Altus

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  • (adjective): From altum, supine of alō (“grow”).
  • (participle): Perfect passive participle of alō (“nourish”).

Corresponds to Proto-Indo-European *h₂eltós, a suffixed form of the root *h₂el- (“grow, nourish”) (compare Proto-Germanic *aldaz, whence English old).

Notable Persons Named Altus


Altus Lacy Quaintance was an american naturalist. Altus was born on December 19th, 1870 in New Sharon, Iowa. He breathed his last breath on August 7th, 1958.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Altus

Lee Altus is a thrash metal, speed metal, industrial metal, and heavy metal music musician and songwriter. He plays Guitar. His most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to present. Lee was born on May 13th, 1966 in Odessa.


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Popularity of Altus as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Altus U.S.
  White 86.29% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 12.90% 16.26%

Of Last Name Altus

People with the last name Altus are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Altus

  • How Popular is the name Altus? Altus is the 39,547th most popular name of all time. As a last name Altus was the 135,593rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Altus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 82 babies born with the first name Altus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Altus to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Altus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Altus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Altus is Thursday, March 10th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Altus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Altus was in 1928 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Random Altus Factoid: According to the 1923 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Altus is not a popular baby boy's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1923.
  • Weird things about the name Altus: Your name in reverse order is Sutla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tlasu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Altus? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 124 people with the last name Altus.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Altus? Altus is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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