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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Gus
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Gus in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Gus:
Records indicate that 15,511 boys in the United States have been named Gus since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1921, when 327 people in the U.S. were given the name Gus. Those people are now 93 years old.
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Comments about the name Gus
Based on the comments submitted below
10 Positive Comments
"My son will be 3 in January and his name is Gus, just Gus. He is named after my great uncle Gustav. Everyone loves my Gus. In fact, most people will say, "I have an uncle named Gus" or "I have a grandfater named Gus". No matter who the Gus is in thier life, everyone knows and loves a Gus!" Dec. 21, 2011:
"My four year old grandson is Gus, short for Gustaf, his Mother's Great Grandfather. I love the name. It sounds friendly and straight forward, which suits him perfectly." Nov. 15, 2011:
"Our son is August, nickname Gus and it fits him perfectly! We've met a few other kids named Gus, all yuppies like us. I'm sad that it's becoming more common, but I still love his name. People tend to like his name. :)" Nov. 21, 2010:
"Our baby was born May 11th, 2010 and we named him Gus. My grandmother's favorite brother was named Gus and she always would talk about him. We like that his name is unique, and not very common. When we tell people that his name is Gus they always chuckle and say what a cute name it is. We agree!!" Jun. 27, 2010:
"We named my twin boy after Gustave (GUS-tev), his great-grandfather. We call him Gus. He's the nicest, funniest little guy in the world, and the name fits him beautifully. His twin sister is Jane, another family name." May. 12, 2010:
"I am trying to convince my husband that this is the PERFECT name for our first born. To all you Gus' out there...I love your name!" May. 5, 2010:
"My dad's name is Gus. I am hearing more and more babies named Gus. I love older names having a resurgence. Gus is a good, strong name. My dad's name really suits him. He's a very honest, unassuming man and a wonderful father and grandfather." Jun. 19, 2009:
"i named my son gus and people smile when they hear it. i love it!" Jul. 31, 2008:
"love it, very cute boy name. It has the same cool old fashioned ring like Sam and Max, but not totally overused." Aug. 12, 2007:
"Our Beagle (dog) is named Gus...He is a friendly dog at that!" Dec. 30, 2006:
7 Neutral Comments
"I like Gus better than August or Gustav! August sounds like such a trendy celebrity name. Gustav sounds German or Austrian." Apr. 22, 2014:
"I'm thinking about using the name Gus for my second child...don't know the sex yet but I like to have my names ready for when I find out. I already have a son named Eli. I love short names that get right to the point!" Mar. 1, 2010:
"My 6 year old is named Gus and to quote him "I like that there are lots of sons & dads named Gus and I think it's cool when I meet other Gus'"." Jan. 23, 2010:
"My wife is pregnant and my name choise is Gus. She hates it. What is wrong with her?" Nov. 22, 2009:
"My name is Gustavo and is a bit long so I just say "my name is Gus"" Nov. 22, 2007:
"I named my son Gus, we have really mixed reactions to it, people usually think he is named after someone or it is short for something, but no, just Gus. WE love it!" Aug. 15, 2007:
"Every guy I ever met named Gus was an exceptionally friendly person." Aug. 10, 2006:
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