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Here in Australia Angus is usually shortened to Gus, very quickly. Our son gets both.
martination  6/4/2005
Angus was the first name of the TV show hero MacGyver.
― Anonymous User  12/14/2005
Always think of Angus Deayton, who hosted Have I got News for You? and was later sacked due to allegations in the press. Also, angus beef.
― Anonymous User  8/27/2006
Angus Young guitarist for the rock band AC/DC. This is about a cool a name as they get.
billysbay  10/6/2006
In Australia, as has already been said, Angus is usually shortend to Gus. My brother gets Gussie, Gus, Angie (sharp G, not like the girls name) and sometimes, when I get mad at him, it's ANGUS COOK!
― Anonymous User  10/24/2006
I have a set of twin sisters who were born the night our dad was drunk and had to be summoned from an AC/DC concert. He wasn't trying to make a political statement, but since kids in our family are typically boys he went with Angus and Malcolm when asked--but the nurse hadn't told him they were girls. I tease them about it constantly, but they take it with good grace. They go by Mal and Angie.
― Anonymous User  4/9/2007
This is a beautiful Scottish name - I chose it for one of my sons as it means 'Unique'! - He sure is!
kayfi  6/9/2007
Angus means "one strength", not "unique".
xKatiex  11/21/2007
I actually like this name; I think I immediately became a fan of it when I watched The Three Lives of Thomasina since one of the characters is named Angus.

Unfortunately, I cannot use it in the US because it is a popular brand of packaged meat and a common restaurant (Black Angus).
violetagate  7/7/2007
Angus is the name of a Thane in Shakespeare's tragedy, Macbeth.
sharonrenee  8/6/2007
I like the name, but you have to be very careful. A boy in my sister's class with this name had the misfortune of it being misspelt in a school newsletter - they had omitted the G.
pinkmoon_lj  10/6/2007
This is a nice name, and I've got nothing against it, but make sure your child knows how to spell it correctly as soon as possible because if you make a spelling error, that creates an embarrassing issue.
Penneyperson  1/7/2008
What kind of name is this? Sorry if this is anybody's name but I don't like it at all. Is this like some kind of meat?
― Anonymous User  1/26/2008
I don't like that it has something to do with beef and it rhymes with anus.
jasmineenimsaj  3/14/2008
In response to jasmineenimsaj and the anonymous user, "Angus" has nothing to do with beef and it is not meant to sound like "anus"; Angus is from the Irish/Scottish name "Aonghus", which means "one strength". And in Irish mythology, Aonghus was the god of love, youth, and beauty.

Hardly connected to "beef" or the backside.
gaelruadh19  5/3/2008
When I was younger, I though this name sounded embarrassing, awkward, and geeky, but now I actually think it's a really cool name. I generally don't like names ending in 's', especially male names like that, but this is a great name. I'd use the nickname Gus. Luckily the name is so short that it doesn't really require a nickname. I guess if the other kids decided to hate the boy, they'd call him 'anus' and cover the 'g', but that behavior tends to end when people grow up. If he goes by Gus, they'll probably not even think of it.
slight night shiver  5/15/2008
Angus is the Latin word for "sheep"--which are generally associated with both innocence as well as conformity and stupidity (following the herd no matter where they go rather than thinking for yourself.) I'm suprised that I'm the first person to bring that up!
Lady Seashell  6/18/2008
A Latin sheep is an ovis. A Latin lamb is an agnus, not an angus, and is correctly pronounced ann-yoos. You might know it from the phrase 'agnus dei' or Lamb of God. It should be obvious that this has zip to do with Angus. Just setting the record straight!
Anneza  9/19/2008
Anneza--My apologies. I wouldn't want to be giving out false information.
Lady Seashell  10/17/2008
I think this is a good Scottish name. Besides, Angus Young? Awesome all around.

Bringing up sheep for a Scottish name? Innocence wasn't my first thought.
― Anonymous User  7/22/2008
Burger King has a Burger named Angus which is very tasty. But the name is not.
izzaw  8/5/2008
I love this name because it's Angus Young's name, and he rocks, and it has an awesome meaning. But, it makes people think of beef. I'd use it anyway.
abbbijo  10/27/2008
Famous Baarer(s): The entire species of Black Angus Cows.
magicalhannah7  4/7/2009
If you are concerned about the beef reference or a spelling error (omitting the g) then I would just use the nickname Gus almost exclusively. I feel the nickname Gus and Angus Young give this name potential.

The downsides? I may like Gus more than Angus, and if Angus ever catches on, it could get really trendy and dated. Some people may feel it is ok to put Gus on the birth certificate, but I’m mot so sure. With the trend of Celtic names, this name seems seems trendy while remaining rare.
afmastro  7/13/2009
Angus is a council area, originally a county, in Scotland.
vomiting  9/10/2009
If it bothers you that Angus is the name of the a breed of cattle, you'd better also eliminate Devon, Randall and Kerry, as they are also breeds of cattle.

And Jacob is a breed of sheep - better get rid of that one too!

Also note: Angus is AN-gus - anus is AYN-uhs. They sound quite different.
SandSea  3/23/2010
I used to not like it, but now I think it's really, really cool.
Chrila96  9/10/2010
It's popular and well-known in Australia because of Angus Young from AC/DC.

In fact, it's more popular in Australia than it is in Scotland, or in fact anywhere else in the world.

It's in the Top 100 and still going strong.
keepitreal  1/14/2011
Actor Angus T. Jones plays the kid in "Two and a Half Men".
Also, I think I would spell this name Aeonghus, from what it originated from, to eliminate any negative connentation.
C-Ticket  7/24/2011
Angus Stone is a singer. He's pretty good and all, but I don't really like this name, it reminds me too much of Angus beef or a name someone would give their bulldog.
― Anonymous User  1/11/2013
The name Angus was given to 83 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/20/2013
In Australia, we have an Air Chief Marshall Angus Houston. One of the most well respected and highly decorated officers (retired) in our military. He's so good at his job, he got pulled out of retirement to help with the search for MH370 and be the Special Envoy to Ukraine after the MH17 disaster. Angus is a strong and proud name.
― Anonymous User  9/11/2014
My Scottish-born wife and I have just named our newborn baby Angus. This name for us is steeped in his heritage and feels strong and earns attention. It isn't easily twisted into similar words and any reference to anus is far-fetched at best. The black Angus breed of cattle is the backbone of Australia's beef industry and certainly isn't something to be ashamed of. I do feel however that use of the traditional spelling, although respectful, would cause lifelong need to correct incorrect pronunciation.
kevorah  10/9/2014
― Anonymous User  2/18/2015
Sorry, but this name is really bad and rather unfortunte. You are essentially naming your kid, "anus".
― Anonymous User  6/11/2015
Not only is this name bluntly dated, you remove one letter and you get "Anus" ANgUS. And the name makes me envision a grumpy old man.
Honestly, who in their right mind would name their kid this anymore? Classics are always nice, but none that are past their expiration date.
― Anonymous User  8/23/2015
I do like the pun that has arisen from the English spelling variant of Angus, in that Angus means one choice, one strength or special choice which is precisely what the Agnus dei (Latin) is in the Judeo Christian tradition. Agnus dei refers to the flawless chosen lamb of Passover that is our salvation. A case of convergent linguistic evolution.
Anguspure  10/28/2015
I like this name. In Australia, where I am, it's one of the rare names that doesn't carry a tag of a given socioeconomic group (other than having likely scottish heritage or a like thereof). Angus, or Gus could be anyone... bus driver, teacher, actor, lawyer, criminal.
Eloisa Lover  12/10/2015
If intestines could have names, this would be an ideal one.
Oleg Karachi  1/14/2016
Hate it. Sounds and looks too close to anus.
Luvbug86  5/20/2016
The name Angus was given to 88 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/18/2016
It has a nice ring to it.
― Anonymous User  11/8/2016
The Angus at school has the nickname Goosey, but his full name is pronounced normally.
Badger18  2/4/2018

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