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Octavius is an opulent classic baby name for boys. Representative of the upper crust of Roman history, this name maintains a visible role in current popular culture. Octavius Capp is the name of a character in the Sims series, and Octavius is also a villain in the Marvel Comics universe. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Octavius:

Latin: Eighth

Origin of the name Octavius:

Octavius originated as a Roman family name derived from the Latin word octavus (meaning “eighth”). The name Octavius later became a praenomen (the Roman equivalent of a personal or given name).

Symbolism of the name Octavius:

Octavius derives from the Old Latin term octavus (meaning “eighth”). It was the original family name of the Emperor Augustus (born Gaius Octavius and later nicknamed Octavian). In modern terms, Octavian began as a surname or last name and later became a given name. Within world history, Gaius Octavius was the founder of the Roman Principate. He became sole ruler of the Roman Empire following his naval victory over Mark Antony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium. Due to this victory, the symbol of Octavian was the dolphin.

Style of the name Octavius:

Classic

Gender of the name Octavius:

Octavius is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Octavius:

ahk-TAY-vee-əs

Number of syllables in the name Octavius:

Four

Emotion evoked from the name Octavius:

The name Octavius evokes feelings of honor and hope.

Alternative spellings for the name Octavius:

  • Octavious
  • Octavus
  • Oktawiusz
  • Ottavius

Nicknames for the name Octavius:

  • Oct
  • Otto
  • Tavy
  • Tavie
  • Octave

Popularity of the name Octavius:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Octavius was the 1,772nd most popular baby name for boys in 2020.

Related names for the name Octavius:

  • Odysseus
  • Orestes
  • Olympus
  • Osiris 
  • Owens
  • Otis 
  • Oaks
  • Onassis

Great middle names for Octavius and their meanings:

  • Angelo (heavenly messenger, celestial being)
  • Bonifacio (fortunate, good fate)
  • Clement (merciful, gentle, mild)
  • Constantine (steadfast, constant)
  • Eider (beautiful)
  • Emilio (rival)
  • Horatio (timekeeper)
  • Milan (gracious, kind, dear)
  • Sylvester (woodland, wild, forest)
  • Taurean (bull, bovine)
  • Walker (pedestrian, fuller)

Famous people with the name Octavius:

  • Octavius Charles Beale (philanthropist)
  • Octavius Valentine Catto (civil rights activist)
  • Octavius Leigh Clare (politician)
  • Octavius Edward Coope (businessman)
  • Octavius Brooks Frothingham (clergyman)
  • Octavius Decatur “O. D.” Gass (prospector)
  • Octavius Graham Gilchrist (antiquary)
  • Octavius Henry Cyril Vernon Harcourt (naval officer)
  • Octavius Oakley (painter)
  • Octavius Goldney Radcliffe (cricketer)

Octavius in popular culture:

  • Octavius (villain in the Marvel Comics universe)
  • Octavius Capp (character in the Sims series)