Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

From Old Irish Óengus, possibly meaning "one strength" from óen "one" and guss "force, strength". Aonghus (sometimes surnamed Mac Og meaning "young son") was an Irish god of love and youth, one of the Tuatha Dé Danann. He was the son of Dagda and Boann. The name was also borne by an 8th-century Pictish king, several Irish kings, and a few saints, including a 9th-century bishop of Tallaght.

Related Names

VariantsAngus(Irish) Angus, Innes(Scottish) Aonghas(Scottish Gaelic) Óengus(Irish Mythology)
Other Languages & CulturesAngus, Gus(English) Aengus(Medieval Irish) Óengus(Old Irish)

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


Entry updated January 21, 2022