Gustaf Name Meaning & Origin
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- Nicknames for Gustaf
Gus, Guzza, Staf, Gussie, G, Stavo
- Meanings and history of the name Gustaf
The name is of disputed origin; the first element could be from 'got' (god) or 'gautr' (Goth), and the second element 'stafr' (staff). The widely accepted meaning of Gustaf is "royal staff; staff of the gods".
The name was borne by six Swedish kings, starting from Gustaf Vasa (1496-1560) who led a rebellion against Danish rule of Sweden. The name Gustava (German and Scandinavian) is the female equivalent of Gustaf.
- Famous real-life people named Gustaf
Count Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt (31 March 1757 – 19 August 1814) was a Finnish and Swedish courtier and diplomat.
Gustaf (Patrik) de Laval (May 9, 1845 - February 2, 1913) was a Swedish engineer and inventor who made important contributions to the design of steam turbines and dairy machinery.
Gustaf Dalén (30 November 1869 – 9 December 1937) was a Swedish Nobel Laureate and industrialist, the founder of the AGA company and inventor of the AGA cooker and the Dalén light.
Gustaf V (Oscar Gustaf Adolf) (16 June 1858 – 29 October 1950) was King of Sweden from 1907 until his death.
Gustaf Adolf Tenggren (November 3, 1896 - April 9, 1970) was a Swedish-American illustrator.
Gustaf Gründgens (December 22, 1899 – October 7, 1963) was one of Germany's most famous actors of the 20th century, leading theatres in Berlin, Düsseldorf, and Hamburg.
Gustaf Hammarsten (born September 2, 1967) is a Swedish stage and film actor.
Gustaf Skarsgård (born November 12, 1980) is a Swedish actor, son of Dr. My Guenther and Stellan Skarsgård and brother of Alexander Skarsgård.
Gustaf Norén singer guitarist in the garage rock band Mando Diao from Borlänge, Sweden.
- Gustaf in song, story & screen
Gustaf Spetz - Burn It Crush It Smash It (2009)
Gustaf Gründgens - in "Faust I" in the Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg
Gustaf Tenggren - illustrated children's books such as "Tawny Scrawny".