Aonghas Name Meaning & Origin

Aonghas

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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.

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Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig na h-Alba) name - English pronunciation is Angus but in Gaelic it is pronounced a bit like Innes or Aeneas. Several spelling variants including Aonghus

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My younger son's name - happy to say it's becoming more popular now in Scotland so it's less likely to be mispronounced. Most likely influenced by the success of Outlander and Outlaw King. Older son is Ruaridh (Roo-ri) same issues re pronunciation.

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Meanings and history of the name Aonghas: | Edit

Celtic elements meaning One Choice

Famous real-life people named Aonghas: | Edit

Aonghas MacNeacail, (born 1942), Scottish Gaelic writer.
Otherwise there's a list of Scottish noblemen from the 13th to 15th centuries

Aonghas in song, story & screen: | Edit

Aonghus Óg Mac Domhnaill, Lord of Islay - important character in the film Outlaw King played by Tony Curran. Switched sides to become a supporter of Robert the Bruce and fought at the 1314 famous battle of Bannockburn in which the outnumbered Scots routed the English.

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