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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.
VariantsAengus, Angus Irish Angus, Aonghas, Innes Scottish Óengus Irish Mythology
Other Languages & CulturesÓengus Ancient Irish Angus, Gus English


19th-century depiction of Aonghus Mac Og19th-century depiction of Aonghus Mac Og


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