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Meaning and Name Origin

Gus \gus\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Gus). Short form of Augustus (Latin) "worthy of respect".


Gus has 2 variants: Guss and Gustav.

For more on this name, see also related boy names Angus, August and Gustave.

Gus has 12 more different forms via Augustus: Agostino, Auggie, Augie, Auguste, Augustin, Augusto, Augy, Austen, Austin, Austyn, Gussie and Guus.


Gus is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#637 out of 1220, Top 52%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Gus for boys. Gus reached its top position of #130 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gus name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Gus and related names. Prominent alternative forms of Gus rated in the Top 1000 are Austin (#66 last year), August (#242), Augustus (#544), Gustav, Gustave, Guss, Austyn, Austen and Angus. Adoption of these boy names reached its highest during 1880-1889 and has become much less since, with versions like Gustav, Gustave, Guss, Gus and Austen becoming somewhat outmoded. Augustus (#544), August (#242) and Austin (#66) are three of the more chic names for newborns in this compilation, with August, Augustus and Austin going through a rebound in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Angus, August, Augustus, Austen, Austin, Austyn, Gus, Guss, Gustav, Gustave in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Angus, August, Austin, Gustav outside U.S.

Similar Names

Gus is pronounced similarly to Gaius and Gaz. Other suggested similar baby names are Gun, Gur and Guy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gus.