What does Gus mean?
Gus /gus/ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Gus) is of Latin and Celtic origin, and the meaning of Gus is "great, magnificient; one choice". Short form of Augustus or Angus. Literary: in TS Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" (1939), Gus as the name of a cat character is a short form of Asparagus.
Affiliated boy name: August.more]
How popular is Gus?
Gus is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#637 out of 1220, Top 52%) and also a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#85643 out of 150436, Top 57%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Gus for boys. Gus entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #130 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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 August (#242 from recent data), Augustus (#544), Gustav, Guss and Angus. Other variants, like Gussie, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Gus reached its highest during the years 1880-1889 (median #284) and has become much less since (#797, down 71.7%). August is more universally found than the rest, although Augustus seems to be gaining favor too, while Angus, Gus, Guss and Gustav have become less contemporary. (2014 Birth Statistics)