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Gender: M Origin of Gus: Diminutive of Augustus, Angus, Gustave, Augustin, Augusten, Augustine, August Gus's Popularity in 2016: #999

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 was off the Top 1000 from 1978 until 2016, when it squeaked in at Number 999.

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 actors Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton
August "Gus" Jaeger (b. 2010), son of actors Sam and Amber Jaeger
Gus Williams Dodson (b. 2014), son of actors Ashley Williams and Neal Dodson
Jules Augustus "Gus" Robertson, adopted son of TV personalities Jep and Jessica Robertson ("Duck Dynasty")
Gus Sanford (b. 2014), son of actress Poppy Montgomery and Shawn Sanford
Gus Schiff, son of actors Richard Schiff and Sheila Kelley

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"
Gus, character on Netflix's "Love"
Gus Matthews, main character in "The Benchwarmers"

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