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

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Rastus mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Rastus

User Submitted Origins

African American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Florida, U.S. says the name Rastus means "Leader of few".
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International Interest
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  1. An American male given name, thought to be derived from Erastus

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rastus

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rastus

Lil Rastus

Lil was born in 1892.


Fun Facts about the name Rastus

  • How Popular is the name Rastus? Rastus is the 36,133rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Rastus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 111 babies born with the first name Rastus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rastus 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 Rastus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1887 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rastus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rastus is Wednesday, January 10th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Rastus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rastus was in 1912 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Rastus: The name spelled backwards is Sutsar. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Astrus. How do you pronounce that?
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