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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 99 years old.

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    Comments about the name Gus

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      17 Positive Comments

  • "I have named three of my kids Gus and am expecting another one soon, I love the name but its very confusing 1/10 would not recommend" Mar. 18, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Gus in 1994, after Jeremy Guscott the England Rugby player!" Aug. 29, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gus. It come from Constantine, when I was about to start school my teacher asked me if I would like to be called Gus or Constantine, and to write my name on a large piece of cardboard. Since Gus was only three letters, it was easier the to write Constantine, so Gus was it, and it has stuck with me ever since." Jun. 5, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 16 month old is Gus - short for Gustave - after my grandfather. We were just joking about naming him that during my pregnancy, but after a while we kept referring to him as Gus and it stuck. I couldn't imagine him with any other name now. I think it's adorable and everyone who hears it smiles and not in a "yougottabekiddingme" kind of way and says oh my gosh i love it. No regrets!" Dec. 12, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is a Gus. A little, old-soul, happy guy :) Just like the others, everyone comments on how cute his name is when they hear me say it." Sep. 16, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is 16 and his name is Gus, short for Augustus. He did not like his name when he was young...wanted to be named Chad. He really likes his name now and is has been the only Gus in grade school, middle school and high school." Apr. 27, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "At my son's back to school night (pre-school) one childs parents sought us out as their son would talk about our Gus a lot. Turns out Gus is pretty popular with his class. Short for Augustus (my grandfather's name) and we go by Gus. Sometimes I spell it out "oh Gee You Ess!" LOL" Nov. 28, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "i named my son gus and people smile when they hear it. i love it!" Jul. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our Beagle (dog) is named Gus...He is a friendly dog at that!" Dec. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "So trendy at the moment. The kindergartens will be full of Gus/Augusts in a few years. Think for yourself. Don't follow the celebs!" Oct. 15, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "So trendy at the moment. The kindergartens will be full of Gus/Augusts in a few years. Think for yourself. Don't follow the celebs!" Oct. 15, 2014: Report as inappropriate

      8 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Michael August. I like August more than Michael because it is less common. Probably Only your close relatives will pronounce it correctly, because the rest of the people really don't care and will pronounce it wrong. But your girlfriend or wife will love it...and that is all that matters." Aug. 6, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like Gus better than August or Gustav! August sounds like such a trendy celebrity name. Gustav sounds German or Austrian." Apr. 22, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wife is pregnant and my name choise is Gus. She hates it. What is wrong with her?" Nov. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gustavo and is a bit long so I just say "my name is Gus"" Nov. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "Every guy I ever met named Gus was an exceptionally friendly person." Aug. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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