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Boy Names Starting with Gu-

Gu- baby names and what they mean, with 28 results. Gu- names are used more often as masculine names. These boy names were at the height of their popularity 138 years ago (USAGE OF 0.4%) and have become significantly less conventional since (USAGE 0.2%, DOWN 61%), with names like Guy going out of style. Gunnar (#470) and Gunner (#282) are two of the more fashionable names for newborns in this compilation, while Gurney (TOP 5%) and Gunnell (9%) are familiar Gu- last names.

Gu- names

Guaire - Gus | Gus - Guy

Guaire - Gus

From Irish, Gaelic word. "Noble, proud." Rare. Compare Guaire with popular surnames Gere (UPPER 18%), Gjere (99%), which also end with -re. See also Gair.

Gualtiero1, Gualterio1
Var. of Walter. Origin fr. Old German. "Army ruler." Gualterio and Gualtiero are not Top 2000 names.

Gualtiero2, Gualterio2
Var. of Gauthier. From Teutonic language. "Army ruler." Gualterio and Gualtiero are unique as baby names.

Source fr. French word. "Fighting, at war." Not in Top 2000. See also Gerant.

William and variants

Guillermo1, Guillaume1, Guglielmo1
Forms of William. Origin fr. Old German language. "Determined protector." Guglielmo and Guillaume are more unique as children's names among the variations of William.


Source fr. Italian element. Variant of Guy. Less widespread today. Guido was last found in the 1960s in the Top 2000. See also Gide.

Var. of Gilbert. Source fr. Old French, Old German words. "Bright promise." Not in Top 2000.

Guildford and variants

Guildford, var. Guilford
From Old English word. "Ford with yellow flowers." Guildford and Guilford are atypical masculine names, and Guilford appears regularly (UPPER 7%) as a surname.

Guillaume2, var. Guillermo2, Guilherme, Guglielmo2
From Old German language. "Determined protector." Guglielmo (TOP 9%), Guilherme (81%), Guillaume (8%) and Guillermo (8%) appear often as surnames.

Form of Gwyn. Origin fr. Welsh element. "Fair, white blessed, holy." Guinn is not in the Top 2000. See also Glinn.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gu- names: Guido, Guilford, Guillermo, Gunnar, Gunner

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gu- names: Gus, Guss, Gustav

Source fr. Hindi word. "Garden." Not Top 2000 name.

Derived fr. Arabic word. "Rose garden." Also used for girls. Outside Top 2000.

Gunnar and variants

Gunnar, var. Guntur, Gunther, Gunthar, Guntero, Guntar, Gunter, Gunners, Gunner, Gunne, Gun, Gunn, Gullan, Guenther, Guenter
Derived fr. Old Norse word. "Battler, warrior." Guenther (UPPER 2%), Gunn (1%), Gunner (19%), Gunter (1%) and Gunther (3%) appear often as surnames.

From Old Norse language. "Bear." Not in Top 2000.

Root fr. Old Norse element. "Descendant." Not in Top 2000.

Gur, var. Guryon, Gurion, Guriel, Guri
Origin fr. Hebrew language. "Cub, young lion." Guryon and variants are seldom adopted as children's names.

Derived fr. Sikh element. "Teacher of light." Gardeep and Gedeep are creative forms.

Gurinder, var. Gurvinder
Derived fr. Sikh. "Guru, teacher." Scarce. Gurinder and Gurvinder are not found in the US Census.

August and variants

Guss1, Gus1
Forms of August. Source fr. Latin language. "Great, magnificient." Gus and Guss became more trendy in 2018, rising on average +45 rankings as children's names with Gus rising the most.

Gus and variants

Gus2, var. Gustav, Guss2
Source fr. Latin, Celtic languages. "Great, magnificient; one choice." Adoption of Gus and forms was expansive in the 1880s and is now diminished, with Gus becoming less in vogue.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Gu- names for boys.

1. Guaire - Gus
Guaire, Walter [Gualtiero, Gualterio], Gauthier [Gualtiero, Gualterio], Guerrant, William [Guillermo, Guillaume, Guglielmo], Guido, Gilbert [Guilbert], Guildford [Guilford], Guillaume [Guillermo, Guilherme, Guglielmo], Gwyn [Guinn], Gulshan, Gulzar, Gunnar [Guntur, Gunter, Guntar, Gunner, Gunther, Gunthar, Guntero, Gunners, ..], Gunnbjorn, Gunnleif, Gur [Guri, Guryon, Gurion, Guriel], Gurdeep, Gurinder [Gurvinder], August [Gus, Guss], Gus [Guss, Gustav]

Augustus [Gus, Guus, Guss, Gussie], Angus [Gus, Gussie], Gustav [Gustus, Gustaw, Gusztav, Gustovo, Gustavo, Gustave, Gustaof, Gustavus, ..], Guthrie [Guthry, Guthrey, Guthree], Griffith [Guto, Gutyn, Gutun], Griffin [Guto, Gutyn, Gutun], Goodman [Guttman, Guttmann], Guy [Guido]

Usage comparison for Gu- names