What does Gus mean?
Gus [gus] as a boys' name 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.Creative forms:
(male) Gos, Gous, ..
(female) Gusi, Gusia, .. Middle name pairings:
Gus Jeffrey (G.J.), ..
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 history of Gus for boys. Gus entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #130 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #1149. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Displayed below is an analysis of the statistics of the boy name Gus and related names. Prominent alternative forms of Gus (#1149 from recent data) rated in the Top 2000 are August (#195 from recent data), Augustus (#467), Angus (#1732), Gustav, Guss and Gussie. Other variants, like Guus, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Gus reached its highest during the years 1880-1889 (median #407) and has become much less since (#1363, down 60%).