Gustav

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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Wiktionary

A royal name in Sweden, traditionally explained (even by Gustav I Vasa himself) as Swedish göt + staf "staff (=support) of the Geats (southern Swedes)". But there is no such name in Old Norse, and Gustav is more probably a Swedish rendering of Old Polish / north-west Slavic Gostislav, from Proto-Slavic *Gostislavъ, from *gostь (“guest”) + *slava (“glory”).

  1. A male given name.

Gustav was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Danish, Estonian, Faroese, German, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Gustav

Gustav Klimt was an artist in the field of painting. Gustav was born on July 14th, 1862 in Baumgarten, Vienna. He passed away on February 6th, 1918.

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He was most prominent from 1611 to 1632. Gustav was born as the child of Charles IX of Sweden and Christina of Holstein-Gottorp on December 9th, 1594 in Tre Kronor (castle). He left this life on November 6th, 1632.

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Gustav Stresemann was a chancellor. He was most prominent from 1923 to 1923. Gustav was born on May 10th, 1878 in Berlin. He breathed his last breath on October 3rd, 1929.

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His career lasted from 1771 to 1792. Gustav was born as the child of Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden, and Louisa Ulrika of Prussia on January 24th, 1746 in Stockholm, Sweden. He left this life on March 29th, 1792.

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Gustav Kirchhoff was a scientist in the fields of chemistry and physics. Gustav was given the name Gustav Robert Kirchhoff on March 12th, 1824 in Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia. He passed away on October 17th, 1887.

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Gustav I was royalty. He was most prominent from 1523 to 1560. Gustav was born as the child of Erik Johansson Vasa and Cecilia Månsdotter on May 12th, 1496 in Rydboholm Castle, Uppland or. He died on September 29th, 1560.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Gustav

They hold the title Hereditary Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. Gustav was born as the child of Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, and Princess Benedikte of Denmark on January 12th, 1969 in Frankfurt.

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Prince Gustav was royalty. He holds the title Duke of Uppland. Prince was born as the child of Oscar I of Sweden and Josephine of Leuchtenberg on June 18th, 1827 in Haga Palace. He breathed his last breath on September 24th, 1852.

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He holds the title Hereditary Prince of Anhalt-Dessau. William was born as the child of Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, and Anna Louise Föhse on June 20th, 1699 in Dessau. He passed away on December 16th, 1737.

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Friedrich was born on November 7th, 1782. He died on July 4th, 1840.

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How popular is the baby name Gustav in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 33 0 33
1881 18 0 18
1882 43 0 43
1883 44 0 44
1884 36 0 36
1885 28 0 28
1886 32 0 32
1887 34 0 34
1888 30 0 30
1889 27 0 27
1890 21 0 21
1891 23 0 23
1892 25 0 25
1893 21 0 21
1894 19 0 19
1895 19 0 19
1896 33 0 33
1897 16 0 16
1898 23 0 23
1899 18 0 18
1900 19 0 19
1901 15 0 15
1902 13 0 13
1903 15 0 15
1904 16 0 16
1905 22 0 22
1906 14 0 14
1907 13 0 13
1908 22 0 22
1909 17 0 17
1910 22 0 22
1911 28 0 28
1912 68 0 68
1913 70 0 70
1914 74 0 74
1915 92 0 92
1916 97 0 97
1917 99 0 99
1918 90 0 90
1919 83 0 83
1920 60 0 60
1921 73 0 73
1922 64 0 64
1923 61 0 61
1924 62 0 62
1925 50 0 50
1926 77 0 77
1927 53 0 53
1928 57 0 57
1929 55 0 55
1930 51 0 51
1931 42 0 42
1932 30 0 30
1933 42 0 42
1934 49 0 49
1935 24 0 24
1936 26 0 26
1937 28 0 28
1938 25 0 25
1939 22 0 22
1940 30 0 30
1941 29 0 29
1942 24 0 24
1943 22 0 22
1944 16 0 16
1945 13 0 13
1946 31 0 31
1947 31 0 31
1948 17 0 17
1949 26 0 26
1950 24 0 24
1951 20 0 20
1952 24 0 24
1953 17 0 17
1954 26 0 26
1955 8 0 8
1956 25 0 25
1957 15 0 15
1958 17 0 17
1959 18 0 18
1960 18 0 18
1961 22 0 22
1962 11 0 11
1963 19 0 19
1964 12 0 12
1965 18 0 18
1966 19 0 19
1967 14 0 14
1968 25 0 25
1969 13 0 13
1970 17 0 17
1971 10 0 10
1972 15 0 15
1973 11 0 11
1974 15 0 15
1975 16 0 16
1976 17 0 17
1977 16 0 16
1978 20 0 20
1979 13 0 13
1980 20 0 20
1981 19 0 19
1982 8 0 8
1983 12 0 12
1984 11 0 11
1985 17 0 17
1986 12 0 12
1987 15 0 15
1988 16 0 16
1989 13 0 13
1990 17 0 17
1991 23 0 23
1992 22 0 22
1993 14 0 14
1994 22 0 22
1995 21 0 21
1996 28 0 28
1997 19 0 19
1998 22 0 22
1999 19 0 19
2000 18 0 18
2001 35 0 35
2002 29 0 29
2003 24 0 24
2004 26 0 26
2005 26 0 26
2006 33 0 33
2007 24 0 24
2008 38 0 38
2009 43 0 43
2010 27 0 27
2011 29 0 29
2012 27 0 27
2013 21 0 21
2014 19 0 19
2015 22 0 22
2016 28 0 28
2017 31 0 31

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Fun Facts about the name Gustav

  • How Popular is the name Gustav? Gustav is the 4,361st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Gustav have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,987 babies born with the first name Gustav in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gustav to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gustav? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 33 new born babies.
  • When was Gustav first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gustav is Tuesday, September 19th, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Gustav born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gustav was in 1917 with a total of 99 babies.
  • Random Gustav Factoid: According to the 1923 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gustav is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 15 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1923.
  • Weird things about the name Gustav: Your name in reverse order is Vatsug. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tavusg. How do you pronounce that?

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