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Gustavo is a Spanish, Italian and Portuguese male given name derived from Gustav /ˈɡʊstɑːv/, also spelled Gustaf, of Old Swedish origin, possibly meaning "staff of the Geats", derived from the Old Norse elements Gautr ("Geat") and stafr ("staff"). It is a common name for Swedish monarchs since the reign of Gustav Vasa. Another etymology speculates that the name may have a Slavic origin, through Swedish, from "Gostislav", a compound word from Old Slavic "Gost'" ("guest") and "slava" ("glory").

It may refer to:


Drama, film and television[edit]

  • Gustavo Alatriste, Mexican actor, director, and producer of films married to Silvia Pinal
  • Gustavo Aguerre (born 1953), Argentine artist, curator, writer, and theatre designer
  • Gustavo Fring, a fictional character in the American television drama series Breaking Bad on AMC
  • Gustavo Rocque, a fictional character on the show Big Time Rush
  • Gustavo Sorola, Actor, podcast host, and co-founder of the American media and entertainment company, Rooster Teeth.

Engineering, religion and science[edit]

  • Gustavo Colonnetti (1886–1968), Italian mathematician and engineer
  • Gustavo Gutiérrez Merino (born 1928), Peruvian theologian and Dominican priest regarded as the founder of Liberation Theology at the University of Notre Dame
  • Gustavo Tamayo, Colombian ophthalmologist
  • Gustavo Marín, Chilean-French economist and sociologist
  • Gustavo Scuseria (born 1956), Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Physics & Astronomy and Professor of Materials Science & NanoEngineering at Rice University


Military and politics[edit]