Atticus comes from a Roman cognomen meaning “from Attica” or “of Attica”, referring to someone who came from Attica, a region surrounding Athens in Greece. Attica itself is of uncertain etymology though it could be related to Greek akte meaning “shore, maritime place” or “raised place”. It could also be derived from the same root word as Athens, the name of the capital city of Greece, a name of uncertain meaning and possibly derived from a pre-Greek origin.
Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Pre-Greel
- Attikos (Ancient Greek)