Worthy of respect; diminutive of Augustus.





Traits associated with the name Gus:

Gus has an elegant sound to it that really closes the gap between dog and human.

Dogs named Gus tend to be strong-willed, good-natured, industrious, and loving. This name is also associated with intelligence, and companionship.

Is Gus a good dog name?

Gus is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. Gus is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Gus is found in these categories:


  • Gus ranks #196 with users of
  • Gus ranks #101 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Gus ranks #214 in the Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'.

Gus is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Gus outranks the great majority of names.

Most popular breeds named Gus:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Dachshund
  4. Chihuahua
  5. Standard Schnauzer

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Famous dogs named Gus:

  • comics icon A scottish terrier named Gus appeared in the comic book Pooch Cafe by Paul Gilligan.
  • film icon A siberian husky named Gus played a role in the movie Iron Will.
  • television icon A west highland white terrier named Gus featured in the television show King.

Dog names like Gus:

Farmer, worker of the Earth
Brave; strong as a wild boar
Free, liberal, generous
Water bird with a long neck; slang for a foolish person.
Descendant of the noble or illustrious one
Gus dog name meaning

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