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What does Augusta mean?

Augusta Pronunciation of Augusta [au-gus-ta] as a girls' name is pronounced aw-GUS-tah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Augusta is "great, magnificent". Feminine of August or Augustus. Imported to England by the German mother of George III. Literary: P.G. Wodehouse's foppish hero Bertie Wooster had a terrifying Aunt Augusta, possibly giving the name a slightly intimidating connotation. Popular in Britain toward the end of the 19th century.

Associated with: great, literary, hero, 19th century.


Augusta has 17 variants: Agostina, Agustina, Asta, Auguste, Augustia, Augustina, Augustine, Augustyna, Augustyne, Austina, Austine, Austyna, Austyne, Gus, Gussie, Gusta and Tina.

1 masculine form: August.

Creative forms:
(female) Angusta, Augusca, ..


Middle name pairings:
Augusta Princess (A.P.), ..

How popular is Augusta?

Augusta is a very popular first name for females (#900 out of 4276, Top 21%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#21694 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Augusta reached its highest rank of #117 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Augusta name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Augusta outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. August (#1072 from recent data), Tina (#1466), Gusta, Gussie, Augustina, Agustina and Augustine are the popular variation forms of Augusta. These relations of Augusta were popular as baby names 5 decades ago (median #1753) and are now significantly less common.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Augusta, Agustina, August, Augustina, Augustine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gussie, Gusta, Tina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Augusta and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Agata, Agatta, Agneta, Agota, Agueda, Alesta, Alista, Angusina, Annuska, Anouska, Anusha, Anuska, Argenta, Arista, Assunta, Auberta, Audessa, Aurita, Azusa, Fausta, Justa and Questa. These names tend to be less frequently used than Augusta.

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