Gus

First Name
19k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
214
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Wiktionary

From the Latin name Augustus and from the Swedish name Gustav.

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Augustus.
  2. A diminutive of the male given name Gustav and its variants.

Notable Persons Named Gus

Gus Van Sant is a film director. His most notable accomplishments were from 1982 to present. Gus was given the name Gus Green Van Sant, Jr. on July 24th, 1952 in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.

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Gus Grissom is a test pilot.

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Gus Bradley is an athlete. Gus was born on July 5th, 1966 in Zumbrota, Minnesota. Gus is also known as Bradley and Paul Casey.

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Gus was born on October 28th, 1965 in Irving, Texas. Gus is also known as Malzahn, Arthur Gustav, and III.

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Gus G. is a heavy metal music, melodic death metal, thrash metal, power metal, and black metal musician. He plays ESP Guitars. He has been prominent since 1998. Gus was given the name Kostantinos Karamitroudis on September 12th, 1980. Gus is also known as Gus G, Kostas, and Kostas (Κώστας).

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Gus Hall was a lumberjack, miner, steel worker, trade unionist, political writer, steel, and trade union. His military service ended in 1946. Gus was given the name Arvo Kustaa Halberg on October 8th, 1910 in Cherry Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota. He left this life on October 13th, 2000.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Gus

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 99 0 99
1881 94 0 94
1882 120 0 120
1883 81 0 81
1884 117 0 117
1885 87 0 87
1886 102 0 102
1887 82 0 82
1888 133 0 133
1889 114 0 114
1890 109 0 109
1891 85 0 85
1892 117 0 117
1893 93 0 93
1894 76 0 76
1895 72 0 72
1896 95 0 95
1897 89 0 89
1898 78 0 78
1899 71 0 71
1900 120 0 120
1901 70 0 70
1902 85 0 85
1903 71 0 71
1904 75 0 75
1905 76 0 76
1906 85 0 85
1907 96 0 96
1908 80 0 80
1909 104 0 104
1910 106 0 106
1911 100 0 100
1912 163 0 163
1913 198 0 198
1914 223 0 223
1915 287 0 287
1916 288 0 288
1917 291 0 291
1918 309 0 309
1919 323 0 323
1920 312 0 312
1921 327 0 327
1922 303 0 303
1923 277 0 277
1924 303 5 298
1925 324 0 324
1926 294 0 294
1927 285 0 285
1928 262 0 262
1929 256 0 256
1930 263 0 263
1931 239 0 239
1932 224 0 224
1933 206 0 206
1934 199 0 199
1935 197 0 197
1936 180 0 180
1937 144 0 144
1938 168 0 168
1939 169 0 169
1940 153 0 153
1941 148 0 148
1942 169 0 169
1943 162 0 162
1944 150 0 150
1945 161 0 161
1946 162 0 162
1947 194 0 194
1948 181 0 181
1949 145 0 145
1950 164 0 164
1951 150 0 150
1952 176 0 176
1953 175 0 175
1954 198 0 198
1955 168 0 168
1956 165 0 165
1957 179 0 179
1958 199 0 199
1959 175 0 175
1960 197 0 197
1961 181 0 181
1962 173 0 173
1963 152 0 152
1964 142 0 142
1965 143 0 143
1966 134 0 134
1967 117 0 117
1968 93 0 93
1969 90 0 90
1970 86 0 86
1971 124 0 124
1972 95 0 95
1973 97 0 97
1974 85 0 85
1975 98 0 98
1976 82 0 82
1977 69 0 69
1978 76 0 76
1979 57 0 57
1980 65 0 65
1981 60 0 60
1982 52 0 52
1983 51 0 51
1984 44 0 44
1985 46 0 46
1986 57 0 57
1987 41 0 41
1988 44 0 44
1989 38 0 38
1990 44 0 44
1991 50 0 50
1992 50 0 50
1993 46 0 46
1994 41 0 41
1995 42 0 42
1996 29 0 29
1997 45 0 45
1998 47 0 47
1999 49 0 49
2000 42 0 42
2001 66 0 66
2002 62 0 62
2003 60 0 60
2004 84 0 84
2005 96 0 96
2006 108 0 108
2007 115 0 115
2008 124 0 124
2009 126 0 126
2010 133 0 133
2011 117 0 117
2012 122 0 122
2013 143 0 143
2014 155 0 155
2015 163 0 163
2016 203 0 203
2017 178 0 178

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Popularity of Gus as a first name

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Popularity of Gus as a last name

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Common last names for Gus

  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Smith
  • Anderson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Pappas
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Harris
  • Jackson
  • Thomas
  • Nelson
  • Carlson
  • Wilson
  • Martin
  • Peterson
  • Taylor
  • White

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gus U.S.
  White 66.36% 64.26%
  African American 11.21% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 10.75% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.14% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gus

People with the last name Gus are most frequently White, African American, or American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Gus

  • How Popular is the name Gus? Gus is the 1,742nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Gus was the 86,981st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18,699 babies born with the first name Gus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gus to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 99 new born babies.
  • When was Gus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gus is Saturday, May 14th, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Gus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gus was in 1921 with a total of 327 babies.
  • Random Gus Factoid: According to the 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gus ranks 101st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 10 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1911.
  • Weird things about the name Gus: Your name in reverse order is Sug. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Usg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gus? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 214 people with the last name Gus.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gus? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Gus as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
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