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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.


Angus is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#7781 out of 88799, Top 9%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Angus for boys. Angus reached its highest rank of #461 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 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 its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Gus, Ennis and Angus. (2014 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 commonly used.