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Meaning and name origin

Angus \a-ngus, an-gus\ as a boy's name is pronounced ANG-guss. It is of Celtic origin, and the meaning of Angus is "one choice". Scottish: Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Aonghus or Aonghas. Celtic mythology: Angus Og is a god of attractive traits such as humor and wisdom. Also the name of an eighth-century Pictish king known as Onnust or Hungus. In America, the name tends to be associated with breeds of cattle such as the Aberdeen Angus. Pet form Angie is pronounced 'AN-ghee' in Scottish, representing Gaelic Angaidh.

Angus has 6 variant forms: Aengus, Angie, Anngus, Ennis, Gus and Gussie.

For more information, see also related boy names Aeneas and Innes.

There is 1 feminine form of Angus: Angusina.

A suggested similar baby name is Argus.


Angus is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#7781 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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