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What does Angus mean?

Angus Pronunciation of 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.

1 more relation via Aonghas: Aonghus.

1 feminine form: Angusina.

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

(female) Angusa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Angus Edmund (A.E.), ..

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)

Angus was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #463 in the U.S. then, and is at #1732 presently. (2015 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.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Gus (#1149 a year ago), Gussie and Ennis are the popular alternative forms of Angus (#1732 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.

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