Gus Name Meaning & Origin

Gus

Pronunciation: GUHS (key)

Origin of the name Gus:

A short form of Augustine and Augustus, which is from the Latine augustus (great, venerable).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Gus: | Edit

Gus is a nickname for a lot of names containing the letters "gus"

Personal experiences with the name Gus: | Edit

Our son's name is actually August, but we call him Gus. Everywhere I go-people stop me and say,"Did you just say Gus? OMG!!!! That is sooooo cute!!!!" We get it all the time. We know several little guys (5 and under) with the name. It must be another of those 'old' names that are making a comeback....

My son's name is Gus (not a nickname, but his actual name), and it still gets great reactions from people, even now that he's a teenager! When he was little, I'd get similar reactions to his name being called in public as the mom above mentioned--strangers would constantly comment on how cute the name is. I was a little worried those reactions would change as he got older, but that hasn't been the case at all. People still go out of their way to tell me (or tell Gus) how much they love his name. I've had teachers AND a coach tell me that they chose Gus from a list of kids based on how cool his name is. He really gets a lot of positive attention from it, so he loves his name. (It probably helps that he's really cute--seriously, big blue eyes with long lashes, and a very deep dimple in one cheek.) I love that the perception of this name is changing! But 13 years later, we still haven't met any boys named Gus. We've met a few younger boys more recently named Augustus or August, but they go by their full name or Auggie, not Gus. Cute names, but not as cute as my Gus. ;)

Nicknames for Gus: | Edit

Fussy Gussy
Gussers
Fuss
Gus Gus
Gussy
Gusty Whethers
Gusty
Goose (Gus with a long u)

Meanings and history of the name Gus: | Edit

English or British origins. Normally used as a nickname for Gustav, Gustavo, Angus, August, or Augustus.

Famous real-life people named Gus: | Edit

Gus Johnson, NCAA basketball announcer
Gus Hansen, poker professional
Virgil "Gus" Grissom, U.S. astronaut
Gus Van Sant, Filmmaker

Gus in song, story & screen: | Edit

Burton "Gus" Guster, co-star character of USA Network TV Show "Psych", Played by Dulé Hill;
Gus Grav, main and recurring character in the animated kids show Bakugan (First appeared in Season 2/Bakugan: New Vestroia).

Gus Gus, the chubby, sweet, and unassuming Mouse friend of Cinderella in Disney's "Cinderella", 1950

Augustus "Gus" Waters, character in book The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. It has since been made into a film.

Gus Pike, character from the Canadian tv series Road to Avonlea

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