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Angus

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6k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Angus

"Angus" is a name of Scottish origin, and it means "One strength". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Black hornless breed from Scotland
  2. Celtic god of love and beauty; patron deity of young men and women
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Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Aonghas, perhaps literally "one choice".

  1. A male given name of mostly Scottish usage.
  2. A county in Scotland.
  3. A black, hornless breed of beef cattle, originally from Scotland.
  4. (rail transport) A nickname for the 0-8-8-0 train configuration.

Angus was also found in the following language(s): Scots and Scottish Gaelic

Notable Persons Named Angus

Angus Young is a hard rock, blues rock, rock, and roll musician, songwriter, and producer. He plays Guitar and Gibson SG. He has been prominent since 1970. Angus was born on March 31st, 1955 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Angus T. Jones is an actor. He was most prominent from 1999 to 2013. Angus was given the name Angus Turner Jones on October 8th, 1993 in Austin, Texas, U.S.

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Angus King is an office holder. Angus was born on March 31st, 1944 in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Angus Macfadyen is an actor. He was most active from 1991 to present. Angus was born on September 21st, 1963 in Glasgow.

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Angus Deayton is a satire and parody comedian. Angus was given the name Gordon Angus Deayton on January 6th, 1956 in Surrey, England.

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Angus MacGyver is an espionage.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Angus

Charlie Angus is a member of parliament. He was most active from 2004 to present. Charlie was born on November 14th, 1962 in Timmins.

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Rita Angus was an artist in the fields of oil, water colour, oil painting, and watercolor painting. Rita was given the name Henrietta Catherine Angus on March 12th, 1908 in Hastings, New Zealand. She left this life on January 25th, 1970.

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Kristi Angus is an actress, model, and actor. Kristi was born on August 21st, 1971 in Kelowna.

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George was born in 1417. He passed away in 1463.

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Calum Angus is a soccer player for the Dempo S.C., Portsmouth F.C., Saint Louis Billikens, St. Louis Lions, Wilmington Hammerheads FC, GAIS, and Pune F.C. Calum was born on April 15th, 1986 in Greenwich, England.

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William Angus is a military person. His military service ended in 1915.

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How popular is the baby name Angus in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 17 0 17
1881 9 0 9
1882 24 0 24
1883 17 0 17
1884 15 0 15
1885 14 0 14
1886 15 0 15
1887 16 0 16
1888 14 0 14
1889 14 0 14
1890 21 0 21
1891 11 0 11
1892 14 0 14
1893 10 0 10
1894 13 0 13
1895 15 0 15
1896 14 0 14
1897 15 0 15
1898 13 0 13
1899 17 0 17
1900 14 0 14
1901 9 0 9
1902 15 0 15
1903 13 0 13
1904 17 0 17
1905 11 0 11
1906 11 0 11
1907 11 0 11
1908 7 0 7
1909 20 0 20
1910 20 0 20
1911 23 0 23
1912 28 0 28
1913 38 0 38
1914 59 0 59
1915 72 0 72
1916 63 0 63
1917 54 0 54
1918 67 0 67
1919 72 0 72
1920 61 0 61
1921 69 0 69
1922 68 0 68
1923 72 0 72
1924 61 0 61
1925 63 0 63
1926 88 0 88
1927 69 0 69
1928 64 0 64
1929 45 0 45
1930 46 0 46
1931 52 0 52
1932 40 0 40
1933 37 0 37
1934 45 0 45
1935 31 0 31
1936 32 0 32
1937 38 0 38
1938 40 0 40
1939 33 0 33
1940 41 0 41
1941 42 0 42
1942 37 0 37
1943 43 0 43
1944 34 0 34
1945 42 0 42
1946 41 0 41
1947 36 0 36
1948 50 0 50
1949 40 0 40
1950 37 0 37
1951 32 0 32
1952 36 0 36
1953 34 0 34
1954 39 0 39
1955 39 0 39
1956 33 0 33
1957 35 0 35
1958 23 0 23
1959 38 0 38
1960 34 0 34
1961 27 0 27
1962 25 0 25
1963 37 0 37
1964 31 0 31
1965 23 0 23
1966 23 0 23
1967 34 0 34
1968 20 0 20
1969 30 0 30
1970 34 0 34
1971 35 0 35
1972 31 0 31
1973 28 0 28
1974 30 0 30
1975 34 0 34
1976 27 0 27
1977 28 0 28
1978 28 0 28
1979 33 0 33
1980 31 0 31
1981 38 0 38
1982 33 0 33
1983 37 0 37
1984 31 0 31
1985 36 0 36
1986 33 0 33
1987 37 0 37
1988 37 0 37
1989 47 0 47
1990 37 0 37
1991 60 0 60
1992 55 0 55
1993 62 0 62
1994 71 0 71
1995 78 0 78
1996 106 0 106
1997 92 0 92
1998 96 0 96
1999 95 0 95
2000 95 0 95
2001 119 0 119
2002 83 0 83
2003 109 0 109
2004 102 0 102
2005 99 0 99
2006 126 0 126
2007 105 0 105
2008 91 0 91
2009 112 0 112
2010 87 0 87
2011 67 0 67
2012 84 0 84
2013 82 0 82
2014 107 0 107
2015 88 0 88
2016 75 0 75

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Popularity of Angus as a first name

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Popularity of Angus as a last name

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Common last names for Angus

  • Macdonald
  • Mcdonald
  • Macleod
  • Smith
  • Campbell
  • Cameron
  • Mcleod
  • Morrison
  • Gillis
  • Brown
  • Stewart
  • Beaton
  • Mcintyre
  • Taylor

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Angus U.S.
  White 79.73% 64.26%
  African American 11.53% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.76% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.02% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.02% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.94% 16.26%

Of Last Name Angus

People with the last name Angus are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Angus

  • How Popular is the name Angus? Angus is the 3,303rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Angus was the 7,854th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Angus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,063 babies born with the first name Angus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Angus to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Angus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 17 new born babies.
  • When was Angus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Angus is Wednesday, September 4th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Angus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Angus was in 2006 with a total of 126 babies.
  • Random Angus Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Angus is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Angus: Your name in reverse order is Sugna. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ganus. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Angus? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,214 people with the last name Angus.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Angus? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Angus as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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