And gosh-darn-it, I think Gussie is adorable for a girl, so let's go ahead and see if we can find a few girl Gus-names, too.
- Agus (AG-oos, Indonesian)--prob. "handsome"
- Angus (ANG-gus, Irish, Scottish, English)--poss. from Old Irish "one strength" or "one choice". Also spelled Aengus or Aonghus.
- Argus (AR-gus, [Latinized] Greek)--"shining"
- Fergus (FUR-gus, English, Irish)--from Old Irish "man-strength"
- Gaius (GYE-us, Latin)--origin uncertain, poss. from Latin "rejoice". Another form was Gaianus (GYE-an-us).
- Galenus (gah-LEEN-us, [Latinized] Greek)--"calm"
- Gentius (GEN-tee-us, [Hellenized] Illyrian)--poss. "beget". [the flower gentian is derived from Gentius]
- Goswin (GAHZ-win, [archaic] English; GOHZ-veen, German)--from Germanic, "Goth-friend"
- Gusten (GOOS-ten, Swedish)--from Old Norse, "god-stone"
- Gustin (goos-AHn, French)--form of Augustine
- Lugus (LOO-gus, Celtic mythology [Latinized])--origin uncertain, poss. "light", "black", or "swear an oath"
- Margus (MAHR-goos, Estonian)--form of Marcus
- Angustias (ahn-GOOST-yahs, Spanish)--"anguish" [a Marian name]
- Gusta (GOOS-tah, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian; GUS-tah, English)--short form of Gustava or Augusta.
Other forms include Gustė (GOOS-tay, Lithuanian), Gustel (GOOS-tel, German), and Gusten (GOOS-ten, Swedish [much more common on boys, however]).
- Gustava (goos-TAH-vah, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish)--feminine of Gustav (Old Norse, "Goth-staff").
Another [rather rare] form is Gustavia (goos-TAHV-yah, English, Swedish).