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.

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

That you have a sense of humor and enjoy giving your pets unique names. It could also suggest that you are a fan of classic literature, as Gus is a character in the novel "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain.

Is Gus a good dog name?

Gus is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. Gus isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Gus is found in these categories:


  • Gus ranks #302 with users of
  • Gus ranks #102 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Gus ranks #217 in the Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'.

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

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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