Meaning of the Irish name Aengus. Listen and learn how to pronounce Aengus so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.
MEANING: From aon “”excellent”” and gus “”strength, vigor.”” Aengus was the god of love and of youth. His words were as sweet as honey, attracting bees and birds. He fell deeply in love with a beautiful girl he saw in a dream and passed through many trials, including turning himself into a swan, to win her love. The poet William Butler Yeats immortalised his search in “”The Song of Wandering Aengus:”” I went out to the hazel wood, Because a fire was in my head, And cut and peeled a hazel wand, And hooked a berry to a thread; And when white moths were on the wing, And moth-like stars were flickering out, I dropped the berry in a stream, And caught a little silver trout.
GENDER: Boy | Male
IRISH NAME: Aengus Aonghus Oengus
PRONUNCIATION: “”eng + iss””
AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Aengus and read along with the meaning)