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pinWhat 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.


Gus has 2 variants: Guss and Gustav.

Affiliated boy name: August.

Gus has 16 more different relations via Angus, Augustus: Aengus, Agostino, Angie, Anngus, Auggie, Augie, Auguste, Augustin, Augusto, Augy, Austen, Austin, Austyn, Ennis, Gussie and Guus.

Kreatif forms: Gigus, Gusgi, Gusshaw. [more]

pinHow 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)

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 2 years ago), August (#242), Augustus (#544), Guss, Gustav, Austyn, Austen, Angus and Ennis. Other variants, like Augusto, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Gus reached its highest during the years 1880-1889 (average #468) and is somewhat lower today (#785, down 59.6%). Austin is more universally found than the rest, although Augustus seems to be gaining favor too, and Ennis has become less popular. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gus, Angus, August, Augustus, Austen in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Austin, Austyn, Ennis, Guss, Gustav in U.S.

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

pinSimilar 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.