Given Name AONGHUS

GENDER: Masculine

Meaning & History

Possibly meaning "one strength" derived from Irish óen "one" and gus "force, strength, energy". Aonghus (sometimes surnamed Mac Og meaning "young son") was the Irish god of love and youth. The name was also borne by an 8th-century Pictish king and several Irish kings.
VARIANTS: Aengus, Angus (Irish), Angus, Aonghas, Innes (Scottish), Óengus (Irish Mythology)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Óengus (Ancient Irish), Angus, Gus (English)

Categories

gods, kings, love deities, uncertain etymology, youthful deities
Entry updated July 28, 2009