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What does Guss mean?

Guss Pronunciation of Guss [guss] as a boys' name has its roots in Latin and Scandinavian, and the name Guss means "great, magnificient; one choice; Goth (or god) staff". Guss is an alternate form of August (Latin): the feminine version. Guss is also a form of Augustus (Latin). Guss is also used as a form of Gus (Latin, Celtic) and Gustav (Scandinavian).

Associated with: scandinavian, great.


Guss has 1 variant: Guus.

6 more related forms via August, Augustus, Gus, Gustav: Augy, Gosta, Gussie, Gustaf, Gustaw and Gustus.

Creative forms:
(male) Gass, Goss, ..

(female) Gula, Guny, ..

Middle name pairings:
Guss Jeremiah (G.J.), ..

How popular is Guss?

Guss is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#11660 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Guss reached its highest rank of #528 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Guss name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Guss outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Guss listed in the Top 2000 are August (#195 the previous year), Augustus (#467), Gus (#1149), Gussie, Gustaf and Gustav. Usage of these forms of Guss was well-received a century ago (average #449) and has become significantly reduced since (#1401, 60.4%), with forms such as Guss becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Guss, August, Augustus, Gus, Gussie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gustaf, Gustav in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Guss is alike in pronunciation to Gaius and Gaz. Other suggested similar names are Cass, Gun, Gunn, Gur, Guri, Guto, Guy, Jess, Joss, Kass, Moss, Ross and Russ. These names tend to be more frequently used than Guss.

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