Erastus name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Erastus

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From Ancient Greek ἐραστος (erastos, “lovable”)

  1. A certain early Christian and city chamberlain. (biblical character)
  2. (rare) A male given name from Ancient Greek of biblical derivation.

Notable Persons Named Erastus

Notable Persons Named Erastus

Deaf Smith

Deaf Smith was an american frontiersman, texas revolution hero, republic of texas soldier, texas rangers, united states, texas revolution, republic of texas, texas ranger division, americanfrontiersman, texas revolutionhero, and republic of texassoldier. Deaf was given the name Erastus Smith on April 19th, 1787 in Dutchess County, New York, U.S. He passed away on November 30th, 1837.

Erastus Corning 2nd

Erastus Corning 2nd was a Member of the New York State Assembly from Albany's 1st district, and Member of theNew York State AssemblyfromAlbany's 1st district. His career lasted from 1942 to 1983. His military service ended in 1945. Erastus was given the name Erastus Corning II on October 7th, 1909 in Albany, New York. He passed away on May 28th, 1983.

Erastus Corning

Erastus Corning was a New York State Senate 3rd District, Member of the United States House of Representatives from New York's 14th congressional district, Mayor of Albany, New York, New York State Senate3rd District (Class 3), Member of the United States House of Representati. Erastus was born on December 14th, 1794 in Norwich, Connecticut. He died on April 9th, 1872.

Erastus Root

Erastus was born on March 16th, 1773. He left this life on December 24th, 1846.

Erastus Salisbury Field

Erastus was born on May 19th, 1805. Erastus is also known as Field, Erastus; Field, and E. S.. He died on June 28th, 1900.

Erastus Mwencha

Erastus Mwencha is an office holder. Erastus was born on November 15th, 1947 in Kisii, Kenya.

  • Erastus Brigham Bigelow
  • Erastus Fairbanks
    Governor of Vermont
  • Erastus Tyler
  • Erastus Otis Haven
    Office Holder
  • Erastus Dow Palmer
  • Erastus C. Knight
    New York State Comptroller
  • Erastus Wiman
  • Erastus Brainerd
  • Erastus Wells
  • Erastus Newton Bates
    Illinois House of Representatives
  • Erastus Wentworth

Notable Persons With the Last Name Erastus

Notable Persons With the Last Name Erastus

Thomas Erastus

Thomas Erastus was a scientist in the fields of medicine and theology. Thomas was born on September 7th, 1524 in Baden. He passed away on December 31st, 1583.


Fun Facts about the name Erastus

  • How Popular is the name Erastus? Erastus is the 18,998th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Erastus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 407 babies born with the first name Erastus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Erastus to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Erastus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 19 new born babies.
  • When was Erastus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Erastus is Wednesday, December 14th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Erastus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Erastus was in 1916 with a total of 23 babies.
  • Random Erastus Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Erastus is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Georgia have the same name in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Erastus: The name spelled backwards is Sutsare. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Reuasst. How do you pronounce that?
  • Erastus name meaning

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