If you are expecting a baby at home, there will surely be many preparations that you should be thinking about. Toys, clothes, cribs, pacifiers, you may even be thinking about its future and, without a doubt, about the name it will bear. There are a wide variety of baby names and many options to choose from. It may be that some of them catch your attention more. Visit our post on original names or rare names to learn more details. In this opportunity we are going to explain the meaning of Gustavo .

Etymology of the name Gustavo:

According to anthroponymic studies, it is considered that the name Gustavo comes from the ancient Swedish peoples of the south where the Geats and the Goths were related. From the Gostislav version of the old Slavic language, the current meaning was given where gost is interpreted as “guest” and slavmeans “glory”. For the year 1225 the first written record of the name is known under the form Gostauus. It became a very popular name during the Middle Ages. Saint Gustaf, a 9th-century hermit monk and missionary from Scandinavia, is known for being the first person baptized in the region. Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer was a Spanish poet and narrator who belonged to the Romanticism movement. Gustave Charpentier was a 20th century French composer. Gustavo is the variant of the name in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.


Gustav in German and Armenian, Gustau in Catalan, Gustavus in Latin, Kustaa in Finnish, Gústav in Icelandic, Gústaf in Faroese, Gösta in Swedish, Gustave in French, Gustávos in Greek, Gustaaf in Dutch, Gusztáv in Hungarian, Gustav in English , Gústaf in Icelandic, Gustavus in Latin, Gustavas in Lithuanian, Gustav in Norwegian and Romanian, Gustaw in Polish, GustafIn Swedish. The most frequent diminutives are Gus, Gusi or Tavo. The feminine variant of the name is Gustava.

Famous people named Gustavo:

  • Gustav Ludwig Hertz

    • German physicist : born in Hamburg in 1887. He is known for being the winner of the 1925 Nobel Prize in Physics for his study on the passage of electrons through a gas together with James Franck. After his studies at the university he went on to work as a research assistant at the Physics Institute of the Friedrich Wilhem University in Berlin. He lived through the First and Second World Wars, after the conflicts he was director of a research laboratory and rector of the Physics Institute of the Karl Marx University in Leipzig where he was also appointed professor emeritus. He has also won other distinctions such as the Max Planck Medal from the German Physical Society.
  • Gustavo Adrian Cerati

    • Argentine musician, singer-songwriter, actor and producer : he was born in Buenos Aires in 1959. He was the leader of the group Soda Estéreo and is considered one of the most influential artists in Latin rock. Rolling Stone magazine positioned him as one of the hundred best Argentine rock guitarists and also as one of the most outstanding rock figures in the country. He obtained the distinction of illustrious citizen by the Legislature of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, not counting the nominations for various national and international awards.
  • Gustavo Fernandez

    • Argentine tennis player : He was born in Río Tercero in 1994. He is known for being a champion as a wheelchair tennis player. From an athletic family, he has participated in different competitions such as the Roland Garros Tournament, the Wimbledon Championship, Paralympic Games, among others. After a health complication when he was one year old he has always used a wheelchair, at 6 he started playing tennis and by the time he was 12 he belonged to the Argentine Tennis Association. He has the Konex Award for merit for his sports career.

General characteristics of the most famous people named Gustavo:

They tend to maintain an ambivalence in their behavior that is directly linked to their emotions, which is why they can be lonely, reserved and gentle people, but on the other hand they can have an explosive personality that likes to attract attention. They have a marked tendency for their lives to revolve around themselves, which is why they can sometimes be self-centered and have selfish attitudes. They tend to be very susceptible, routine and tend to hate changes, even more so when they come unexpectedly.