Gustav

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A royal name in Sweden, traditionally explained (even by Gustav I Vasa himself) as Swedish göt + staf "staff (=support) of the Geats (southern Swedes)". But there is no such name in Old Norse, and Gustav is more probably a Swedish rendering of old (north-western) Slavic Gostislav, from Slavic gost' "guest" + slava "glory".

Proper noun[edit]

Gustav (plural Gustavs)

  1. A male given name.

Translations[edit]


Czech[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Gustav m

  1. A male given name, cognate to Gustav.

Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Gustav

  1. A male given name of Swedish origin.

Estonian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Gustav

  1. A male given name of Swedish origin.

Related terms[edit]


German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Gustav

  1. A male given name of Swedish origin.

Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Gustav

  1. A male given name of Swedish origin.

Swedish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with, and origin of, English Gustav. First recorded as Swedish given name in 1521.

Proper noun[edit]

Gustav

  1. A male given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Royal name, and popular given name in Sweden since the sixteenth century.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 80 029 males with the given name Gustav (compared to 43 816 named Gustaf) living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 2000s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.