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Gender: M Meaning of Angus: "one strength" Origin of Angus: Anglicized form of Aonghus, Aonghas, Gaelic

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Angus is rapidly moving from fuddy-duddy, kilt-wearing old Scotsman to hip young American; it's definitely a plausible choice, particularly for parents whose roots go back to Glasgow. The ancient Celtic form Oenghus has important historical overtones in Scotland, and the Gaelic form Aonghas is associated with two distinguished modern poets. In Irish folklore, Angus Og is a chieftain-lord who used his magical powers for the pleasure and prosperity of mankind--and in Irish myth, Aonghus was the god of love and youth.

These days, Angus is even more popular in Australia than Scotland, possibly due to the fame of Scottish-born Australian musician Angus Young, lead guitarist and co-founder of the seminal rock band AC/DC.

Other pop culture references: Angus was the first name of TV's McGyver and the young actor who plays the half man on Two and a Half Men is Angus T. Jones. Angus Wilson was a noted British novelist and short story writer.

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Famous People Named Angus

Angus Young, Guitarist from AC/DC
Angus T Jones, child actor from "Two and a Half Men"
Angus McLaren, Australian actor
Angus Sutherland, American actor and brother of Kiefer Sutherland
Angus Moore Bernsen, son of actor Corbin Bernsen

Pop Culture References for the Name Angus

Angus - the most common breed of cattle used in beef
Angus Partridge - Male nanny portrayed by Dallas Roberts on "The L Word."
Angus McMorrow - Main character in the film The Water Horse (2007).
Angus- 1995 Teen comedy
Angus, the name of the horse in the Disney film "Brave"
Angus Chestnut, from the TV show "A.N.T. Farm"
Angus MacGyver, MacGyver
Angus, minor antagonist in Devil May Cry 4
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging is a movie based on a teenage novel by Louise Rennison.

Angus's International Variations

Aengus, Aonghus, Ennis, Gus, Oengus, Ungus (Irish)