Emily P. Contributor

Angus, a name with Scottish roots, means "one strength" - perfect for your robust, beefy canine. It's also a nod to Angus Young, the legendary AC/DC guitarist, so your dog will have an instant rock 'n' roll edge. Plus, it's a popular breed of cattle, so if your pup's a bit on the chunky side, it's a cheeky wink to his physique. And let's not forget Angus Oblong, the eccentric cartoonist. So, if your dog's a bit quirky, it's a fitting tribute. Angus - a name that's strong, rockin', a tad beefy, and delightfully odd. What's not to love?

Traits associated with the name Angus:

Dogs named Angus tend to be loving, good-natured, and industrious. This name is also associated with companionship, and friendship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Angus?

That you have a sense of humor and enjoy classic names. Angus is a strong, classic name that has been around for centuries, and it is often associated with Scotland and the Scottish Highlands. It also suggests that you are a loyal and devoted pet owner.

Is Angus a good dog name?

Angus has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Angus isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Naming your dog Angus is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Angus was, in the past month, the 3067th most viewed dog name on

As of July 2024, Angus is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Angus was viewed 0 times, and liked 3 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Angus's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Angus is most adored in North Carolina, Hawaii and Tennessee.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in District of Columbia, Iowa and Oklahoma.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Angus.

Most popular breeds named Angus:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. West Highland White Terrier
  3. Scottish Terrier
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. German Shepherd

Famous dogs named Angus:

  • film icon A bulldog named Angus played a role in the movie Mr. Magoo.

Angus is found in these categories:

cute dog names

Scottish origin, evokes images of adorable, fluffy Highland cattle.

irish dog names

Associated with Celtic mythology and Gaelic language as a god's name.

funny dog names

Evokes images of serious Scottish cattle, humorously applied to pooches.

food dog names

Steak lovers might name their canine after their favorite cut.

scottish dog names

A popular traditional Scottish male name, often linked to strength.

old fashioned dog names

Scottish roots and beefy connotations harken back to simpler, bygone times.

Dog names like Angus:

Genuine, bold or brave
Army Ruler
Old ford crossing place.
Noble Friend
Angus dog name meaning

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