Gus - boys name

Gus name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 83%

Gus name meaning:

The name Gus is a diminutive of the name Augustus, which is of Latin origin. Augustus means "great" or "venerable" in Latin, and it was a title given to Roman emperors. The name Gus carries a similar meaning, symbolizing greatness, strength, and dignity.

Gus is a simple and friendly name that exudes a sense of approachability and warmth. It has a timeless and classic charm that appeals to many parents. The name Gus also has a certain ruggedness to it, conjuring images of a strong and independent individual.

Gus is a versatile name that can be used as a standalone name or as a nickname for names like Augustus, Angus, or Gustav. Its short and punchy nature makes it easy to remember and pronounce. Overall, the name Gus carries a positive and meaningful connotation, representing qualities such as strength, greatness, and a friendly spirit.

Origin: Scandinavian

Form of Gustave. Staff of the goths.


Unisex names

Related names

Gustave , Gus , Gustavo

Other boys names beginning with G


Overall UK ranking: 815 out of 4789

39 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (605)

Historical popularity of Gus

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