What does Gussie mean?
Gussie /gus-sie/ as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Gussie) is of Celtic, Latin and Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of the name Gussie is "one choice; great, magnificient; Goth (or god) staff". Gussie is an alternate spelling of Angus (Celtic). Gussie is also a derivative of Augustus (Latin). Gussie is also used as a variation of Gustav (Scandinavian).
How popular is Gussie?
Gussie is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Gussie is an equally uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is a comparison of the history of Gussie and corresponding names. Angus, Augustus (#544 via latest list), Austin (#66), Gus, Guss, Gustaf, Gustav and Gustave are the popular varying forms of Gussie (not ranked) listed in the Top 1000. Other variants, like Gustaw, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Gussie was more pronounced among parents during the years 1880-1889 (average #355) and is now much less (#826, 73% less), with forms like Gus, Guss, Gustaf, Gustav and Gustave becoming somewhat outmoded. Augustus and Austin are two of the more trendy boy names among these, with both names going through a rebound in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Recommended similar baby names are Buckie, Buddie, Burnie, Busbie, Buzzie, Currie, Dorsie, Dunlie, Gabbie, Gabie, Gardie, Gerrie, Guaire, Gunne, Guri, Hastie, Hubie, Jessie, Kelsie, Leslie, Massie, Murfie, Ossie, Sunnie and Tullie. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gussie.