Atticus


Gender: Male
Origin: Greek
Meaning: “from Athens.”
(AT-tik-kus)

    The name has its origins in an ancient Roman cognamen, in addition to it being a popular Greek name, used in reference to someone who hailed from the Greek region of Attica, where Athens is situated.

    It was borne by Titus Pomponius Atticus, (35 BC). Saint Atticus of Constantinople (a.d. 425); Herodes Atticus, a Greek rhetorician (101-177) B.C.; Atticus the Philosopher, a companion to Plato (175 B.C.)

    In modern popular culture, it was the name of Atticus Finch, in (To Kill a Mockingbird), and the main title character of the novel by Ron Hansen, Atticus.

    The feminine form is Attica which was a common female name in Ancient Rome.

    During the last five years, the name has become increasingly more common in the United States, it currently ranks in # 689 and seems to be rising.

    Atticus is also a brand of clothing, founded in 2001, by Blink-182 band members Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus.

    Another form is the Serbo-Croatian, Atik.

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