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Meaning and Name Origin

Aeneas \ae-neas\ as a boys' name is of Greek and Latin origin, and the meaning of Aeneas is "to praise". From Aineias, from Greek ainein. Mythology: the Trojan hero prince of Virgil's Aeneid, who founded the Italian colony (Latium) that was the origin of Rome. In Scotland this name was sometimes used as a classicized form of Angus. Football player Aeneas Williams.


Aeneas has 11 variants: Aenneas, Aineas, Aineias, Aineis, Ainneas, Enea, Eneas, Enne, Enneas, Enneis and Enneiss.

Aeneas has 6 more related forms via Angus: Aengus, Angie, Anngus, Ennis, Gus and Gussie.


Aeneas is an uncommonly occurring given name for males. Aeneas is an equivalently uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Aeneas and associated names. Prominent variation forms of Aeneas (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 are Gus, Ennis and Angus. Adoption of these boy names reached its apex during 1880-1889 and has become much less since, with the forms Gus, Ennis and Angus becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Angus, Ennis, Gus in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Angus outside U.S.