Eustace

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Eustace


Gender: Masculine
Language
: English
Etymology:
Eustace come from Eustache, an Old French name. It is a combination of two late Greek names: Eustakhios (Good Grapes; Good Harvest) and Eustathios (Good Stability) from “eu” (good), “stakhys” (grapes), and “stenai” (to stand).

History:
Eustace was brought to England by the Normans. It was rather popular in France and England of the 12th and 13th centuries (due to the influence of St. Eustace) but is now very rare (though used occasionally).

Pronunciation: yoos-tass

Diminutives: Stacey, Stacy.

Alternates
: Eustacio.
Dutch: Eustatius.
French: Eustache.
Italian: Eustachio.
Latin: Eustatius, Eustachius.
Polish: Eustachy, Ostasz.
Spanish: Eustasio, Eustaquio.

Feminine: Eustacia.

See also: Stacey, Stacy.

Famous Bearers:
Artists and Authors:
Eustache Deschamps (1346-1406)
French poet.
Eustache Le Sueur (1617-1655)
French painter.
Eustace Budgell
(1686-1737)
English writer.

Educators, Scholars, and Social Workers:
Eustathius of Thessalonica (?-1194)
Greek scholar.

Miscellaneous:
Eustache Dauger (17th century)
Supposedly the true identity of the Man in the Iron Mask.

Places:
Sint Eustatius
Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean

Religious Figures:
Saint Eustace (2nd century)
An early Christian martyr.
Saint Eustathius of Antioch (?-337)
Bishop of Antioch.

Royalty:
Eustace IV (?-1153)
Count of Boulogne. Son of King Stephen of England.

Scientists:
Eustachio Divini (1610-1685)
Italian scientist.

Popularity:
Percentage from the 1990 U.S. Census:
0.017 % named Stacy
0.011 % named Stacey
less than 0.004 % named Eustace


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