Atticus - boys name

Atticus name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 92%

Atticus name meaning:

The name Atticus is derived from the ancient Greek name Attikos, meaning "of Attica." Attica was a region in ancient Greece, which included Athens, and was known for its intellectual and cultural achievements. As a result, the name Atticus is often associated with wisdom, intelligence, and a love for learning.

In recent years, the name Atticus gained popularity due to its connection with the character Atticus Finch from Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird." Atticus Finch is portrayed as a wise and morally upright lawyer who serves as a role model for his children and stands up against racial injustice. Consequently, the name Atticus has come to symbolize integrity, fairness, and a strong sense of justice.

Parents who choose the name Atticus for their sons may be drawn to its historical and literary significance. They may hope to instill in their child the values of wisdom, intellectual curiosity, and an unwavering commitment to doing what is right.


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Overall UK ranking: 378 out of 4789

118 recorded births last year

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    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Atticus

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