• Gender: Male
  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Of Attica

What is the meaning of the name Atticus?

The name Atticus is primarily a male name of Latin origin that means Of Attica.

The first recognized Atticus is Titus Popmponius Atticus, an ancient Roman who died around 35/32 BC. Other non-fictional people named Atticus include Atticus of Constantinople, and a Platonic philosopher simply named Atticus. Musicians named Atticus include Atticus Ross and Atticus Mitchell. Atticus Finch, character in novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is likely the most common reason for the use of the name Atticus in baby naming. Other characters include Atticus Aldridge from Downton Abbey, Atticus Lincoln from Grey's Anatomy, and Sir Atticus Moon, from Big Time Movie. There is a band named Atticus from Knoxville, Tennessee. 

People who like the name Atticus also like:

Oliver, Sebastian, Finn, Silas, Jasper, Liam, Asher, Scarlett, Amelia, Charlotte, Adelaide, Violet, Aurora, Evangeline

Names like Atticus:

Atsuo, Adish, Atius, Atsushi, Audyssie, Atica, Aedos, Atoc, Addax, Adagio, Aytac, Adeja, Atsuko, Adica, Atish, Adjo, Adjoa

Celebrity Babies with this Name:

Atticus Baldwin - son of Isabella Hoffman and Daniel Baldwin , born 1996

Stats for the Name Atticus

checkmark Atticus is currently #32 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Atticus is currently #274 in U.S. births

Potential drawbacks of using the name Atticus:

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1. Potential mispronunciation or misspelling: The name Atticus may be unfamiliar to some people, leading to frequent mispronunciations or misspellings.

2. Association with a specific literary character: The name Atticus is strongly associated with the character Atticus Finch from Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird." Some parents may feel that this association limits their child's individuality or may not align with their personal values.

3. Difficulty in finding personalized items: As Atticus is not as common as other names, it may be challenging to find personalized items such as keychains, mugs, or license plates with the name on them.

4. Potential for teasing or bullying: Children can sometimes be unkind and may tease others based on their unique names. The uniqueness of the name Atticus could potentially make a child more susceptible to teasing or bullying.

5. Cultural appropriation concerns: Some individuals argue that using names from cultures different than one's own can be seen