Angus Name Meaning & Origin

Angus

Pronunciation: ANG-gəs (key)

Origin of the name Angus:

Anglicized form of the Gaelic Aonghus and Aonghas, Celtic names derived from the element aon (one, choice, preeminent). The name was borne in Celtic mythology by the god of love.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Gus

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Comments and insights on the name Angus: | Edit

Since I don't know many Anguses personally, to me it sounds unusual almost aggresively Scottish. Like someone who would have kilts at his wedding and have a Scottish accent.

-I've been acquainted to 3 different Anguses. All 3 of them were tall, thin, and had red curly hair. I'm curious to know if anyone else has noticed the same. :P

Personal experiences with the name Angus: | Edit

We named or son Angus in 2009, and everybody loves his name. He is three at this writing and when people ask him his name he says Gus, which is very cute as he came up with this abbreviation himself. My husband chose this name because of the rock and roll connotation with Angus Young of ACDC.

We named our son Angus, my Dad and Grandfather also had the name. He is now 8, and never have we had any problems with other kids making fun of it etc. He loves it and everyone who hears it remembers his name, which is what it is all about anyway. Seems parents now days are naming their kids all kinds of wierd names so Angus, while not really "Normal" doesn't seem to create any problems. We're glad we did it. Middle name is Alexander so we felt he could always go to Alex if he wanted, but we'll always call him Angus.

Or I actually related it to the Angus Young from ACDC who is one of the ripping guitarists ever.

I chose to name my son Angus because it is a big strong celtic name that is very easy on the American tongue.

Angus is a wonderful boys name and is beautiful too. I work at a call centre and when I asked for the man's name, he replied with Angus. As soon as I heard it I thought it was just beautiful. I told my mother about this name and she thinks its beautiful too. My sister gave birth to a boy last year and I kept saying to her to name him Angus, but she disapproved and named him Josh instead.

Nicknames for Angus: | Edit

Gus, Actually in Scotland anytime you come across a guy named Sandy he is likely Alexander or Angus. Sandy seems to be a popular nickname for those names.

Meanings and history of the name Angus: | Edit

In Irish Mythology, Aengus Óg was a god of love, youth and poetic inspiration.

Famous real-life people named Angus: | Edit

Angus Young is the guitarist for AC/DC.

Actor Angus T. Jones stars in the TV show "Two and a Half Men."

Actor Corbin Bernsen has a son (one of a twin) named Angus.

Angus in song, story & screen: | Edit

Alexander McCall Smith's novel, "Dream Angus: The Celtic God of Dreams," will make you think of Angus as a sparkling, youthful, vibrant character. "Dream Angus" is a lullaby you can find on Itunes by several artists; it is about someone reassuring their crying baby that Dream Angus is on his way to help them sleep by bringing dreams - of love and freedom, in the version I like best. Various sources also call Angus Og the god of humor and wisdom, rather than love and dreams.

Angus is the first name of MacGyver: http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0021343/

Angus (1995): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112368/

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