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Gender: M Origin of Gus: Diminutive of Augustus, Angus, Gustave, Augustin, Augusten, Augustine, August

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.

Famous People Named Gus

Augustus "Gus" Kenworthy, American skier
Augustus "Gus" Morgan (b.2010), son of Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton
Gus Williams Dodson (b. 2014), son of Ashley Williams and Neal Dodson
Jules Augustus "Gus" Robertson, adopted son of Jep and Jessica Robertson (Duck Dynasty)

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" Waters 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"
Gus Hart, character in "The Sims 3" computer game
Gus, character on TV's "Mighty Med"

Gussie, Gus, Gussy