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.
Associated with: great
Affiliated boy name: August.Kreatif forms:
(male) Gos, Gous, ..
(female) Gusi, Gusia, ..
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 #1186. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the statistics of the boy name Gus and related names. Prominent alternative forms of Gus (#1186 from recent data) rated in the Top 2000 are August (#242 from recent data), Augustus (#544), Angus (#1515), 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 (#1355, down 69.2%).