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Gender: M Origin of Gus: Diminutive of Augustus, Angus, Gustave, Augustin, Augusten, Augustine, August Meaning of Angus: Anglicized form of Aonghus, Aonghas, Gaelic, "one strength"

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Gus is a homey grandpa nickname name that can work as a short form for any of the above or stand on its own as a cutting-edge replacement for Max and Jake--though it dropped off the Top 1000 in 1978.

Gus was chosen for their sons by Dixie Chick Emily Robison and actress Julie Bowen. In T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (and in the stage musical), the full name of Gus the Theatre Cat is Asparagus.

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Famous People Named Gus

Augustus "Gus", son of American actress Haylie Burton
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Pop Culture References for the Name Gus

Captain Augustus "Gus" McCrae from "Lonesome Dove"
Gus, the mouse from Disney's "Cinderella"
Burton 'Gus' Guster II from tv show Psych
Augustus "Gus" from "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green
Gustavo "Gus" Fring from the television series Breaking Bad
Gus Griswald, one of the main characters from Disney's Recess
Gus Pike, character from TV's "Road to Avonlea"
Gus Grisby, from the movie "Free Willy:Escape from Pirate Cove"
Gus from the television series Queer as Folk
Gus Grissom, from movie "That Thing You Do"

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