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Name Gösta

Origin:From Old Norse words for goth and stick, staffTools:

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About the name Gösta in particular

Languages of use:Scandinavian
Is short form of:Gustav
US 2015 rank:not in the Top 1000; other popularity lists see below
Similarly written:Kosta, Asta, Ásta, Cosma, Fosca, Genta, Gesa, Gesua, Gisa, Gitta     Details
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About Gustaf, the group of names with the same origin as Gösta

Language of origin:Old Norse
Info about origin:name of Old Norse origin with disputed meaning, maybe staff of the Goths
 this was the name of 6 Swedish kings
Words:gautr = the goth (member of the Germanic tribe of the Goths)  Old Norse
 stafr = the stick, the staff (in the sense of stick)  Old Norse
Topics:Two-element name
Variants' top ranks:2:Gustavs Latvia 2012,  9:Gustavo Brazil 2011,  12:Gustav Denmark 2009,  50:Gustaw Warsaw 2014,  82:Gösta Sweden 2014,  98:Gust Belgium 2015,  189:Gustaaf Belgium 2013
Old/original forms:Gustavus Latinized
Name variants:Gösta, Gust, Gustaaf, Gustaf, Gustav, Gustave, Gustavo, Gustavs, Gustaw   Sortable list   Details

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Sweden prevalence 2014 82