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Meaning and name origin
Augusta \a(u)-gus-ta, aug(u)-sta\ as a girl's 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.
There is 1 masculine form of Augusta: August.
Augusta is a very popular first name for females (#900 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#21759 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Augusta for girls (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Augusta and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Agustina, Augusta, Augustine, Gussie, Gusta and Tina. (2015 statistics).
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