Angus - boys name

Angus name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 93%

Angus name meaning:

The name Angus is of Scottish Gaelic origin and holds a powerful meaning. It is derived from the word "Aonghus," which translates to "one strength" or "unique strength." The name Angus symbolizes courage, vigor, and resilience. It is often associated with bravery and a strong sense of determination.

In Scottish history and folklore, the name Angus is known to be linked with warrior-like qualities and is often associated with heroes and leaders. It carries an air of nobility and represents someone who is strong-willed and determined to overcome challenges.

The name Angus holds a timeless appeal and is frequently used worldwide, both as a given name and a surname. It not only encompasses physical strength but also connotes mental fortitude and moral integrity. Parents who choose the name Angus for their son often seek to instill a sense of valor and resilience in him, hoping he will grow up to be a strong and honorable individual.

Origin: Celtic

Chosen one, unique strength.

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Overall UK ranking: 329 out of 4789

139 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (61)

Historical popularity of Angus

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