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Meaning and Name Origin

Angus \a-ngus, 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.


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

For more on this name, see also related boy names Aeneas and Innes.

Angus has 1 more related variation via Aonghas: Aonghus.

Angus has 1 feminine form: Angusina.


Angus is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#7781 out of 88799, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Angus for boys. Angus reached its highest rank of #461 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 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 popularity of the boy name Angus and related names. Popular alternative forms of Angus listed in the Top 1000 are Gus and Ennis. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 and have become much less widespread 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.

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Argus. Like Angus, this name is not frequently used.