Meaning and Name Origin
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 (#21759 out of 88799, Top 25%). (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 Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Augusta and corresponding names. Gusta, Tina, Gussie, Augustine and Agustina are the popular variation forms of Augusta ranked in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 and are now significantly less popular, with the forms Tina, Gussie and Augusta becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)