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.

Related Names

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

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Entry updated July 28, 2009