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, Top 21%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#21759 out of 88799, Top 25%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Augusta for girls. Augusta reached its highest rank of #117 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Augusta and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Gusta, Tina, Gussie, Augustine, Augusta and Agustina. (2014 statistics).