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Gus is a masculine name, often a diminutive for Angus, August, Augustine, or Augustus, and other names (e.g. Aengus, Argus, Fergus, Ghassan, Gustav, Gustave, Gustavo, Octagius, Constantine, or Tyler.

As a stand alone masculine name, it derives from the Old Irish word gusmhar or gusair for "strength" or "force" or the root gustu- for "choice"/"chose", with most naming books combining both derivations as "strong choice".

Gus may refer to:


  • Gus, a 1976 film about a football-playing mule.


Given name[edit]


  • Greg Adams (ice hockey, born 1963), Canadian former National Hockey League player
  • Gus Bell (1928-1995), American Major League Baseball player
  • Gus Dorner (1876-1956), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Gus Frerotte (born 1971), American football player
  • Phil Gould (born 1958), Australian rugby league broadcaster, journalist, administrator and former player and coach
  • Gus Greenlee (1893-1952), Negro League baseball team owner and African-American businessman
  • Gus Grissom (1926-1967), one of the seven original American astronauts, killed in the Apollo 1 fire
  • Gus Hansen (born 1974), professional Danish poker player
  • Gus Henderson (1889-1965), American football coach
  • Gustav A. Hoff (1852-1930), German-born American businessman and politician
  • Gus Johnson (sportscaster) (born 1967), American sports announcer
  • Gus Kahn (1886-1941), songwriter, lyricist and musician
  • Gus Kelly (1877-1951), Irish cricketer
  • Gus Kenworthy (born 1991), British-born American freestyle skier, 2014 Olympic silver medalist
  • Gus MacPherson (born 1968), Scottish football manager and former player
  • Gus Mancuso (1905-1984), baseball player, coach, scout and radio sports commentator
  • Gus Mears (1873-1912), English businessman and founder of Chelsea F.C.
  • Gus Mortson (born 1924), former National Hockey League defenceman
  • Gus O'Donnell, Baron O'Donnell (born 1952), British former senior civil servant and economist
  • Gus Poyet, Uruguayan footballer
  • Gus Suhr (1906-2004), American Major League Baseball player
  • Gus Weyhing (1866-1955), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Gus Williams (vaudeville) (1848–1915), American comedian and songwriter
  • Gus Williams (outfielder) (1888–1964), German-American Major League Baseball player
  • Gus Williams (pitcher) (1870–1890), Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Gus Winckel (1912–2013), Dutch World War II soldier
  • Gus Yatron (1927-2003), twelve-term member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania

Stage name[edit]

  • Gus Black, singer-songwriter Anthony Penaloza, formerly known simply as Gus
  • Gus G or Gus Gus, Greek heavy metal guitarist Kostas Karamitroudis (born 1980)

Fictional characters[edit]


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