What does Gus mean?
Gus [gus] as a boys' name (also used less commonly 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.Creative forms:
(male) Gos, Gous, ..
(female) Gusi, Gusia, .. Middle name pairings:
Gus Peyton (G.P.), ..
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)
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. 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%).