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What does Angus mean?

Angus /an-gus/ as a boys' 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.

Associated with: scottish, gaelic, mythology, wisdom, king


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

Affiliated boy names: Aeneas and Innes.

Angus has 1 more relation via Aonghas: Aonghus.

Angus has 1 feminine form: Angusina.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Algus, Ancus, ..

(female) Angusa, Anguska, ..

How popular is Angus?

Angus is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#7684 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name history of Angus for boys. Angus was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #463 in the U.S. then, and is at #1515 presently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Angus name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the history of the boy name Angus and related names. Gus (#1186 a year ago), Gussie and Ennis are the popular alternative forms of Angus (#1515 a year ago) listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Angus were at the apex of their popularity a century ago (median #627) and have become much less conventional since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Angus, Ennis, Gus, Gussie in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Aegeus, Aigeus, Aldus, Algis, Altus, Ange, Angel, Angy, Ankur, Anteus, Antun, Argos, Argus, Arius, Artus, August, Lugus and Magus. These names tend to be more frequently used than Angus.