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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Nicknames for Angus

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.

My toddler son couldn't pronounce his cousin Angus's name. It came out, "Ace". The nickname has stuck!

Meanings and history of the name Angus

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

Famous real-life people named Angus

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

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 Delaney, boyfriend of Gregg in the game Night in the Woods
Angus is the first name of MacGyver: http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0021343/
The Song of Wandering Aengus, 1899 poem by W.B. Yeats
Angus (1995): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112368/

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