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Meaning and name origin

Gussie \g(us)-sie\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Gussie), is of Celtic, Latin and Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of Gussie is "one choice; great, magnificient; royal staff; staff of the gods". Gussie is a variant of Angus (Celtic); Scottish: Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Aonghus or Aonghas. Also a variant of Augustus (Latin): given historical glamour by Roman emperors and German princely families, who brought it to Britain in the 18th century, when it became very fashionable. Gussie is also used as a variant of Gustave (Scandinavian).


Gussie is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Gussie and its source forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Augustus (#544), Gustave and Angus. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Angus, Augustus, Gustave in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Guss. Like Gussie, this name is not commonly used.