What does Augusta mean?
Augusta \a(u)-gus-ta, aug(u)-sta\ 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.
Augusta has 1 masculine form: August.
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)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Augusta for girls. Augusta reached its highest rank of #117 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Gusta, Tina, Gussie, Augustine and Agustina are the popular variation forms of Augusta. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.421%) and are now significantly less popular, with the forms Augusta, Gussie and Tina becoming less in vogue. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Augusta and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)