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Meaning and name origin

August \a(u)-gu-st\ as a boy's name is pronounced AW-gust. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of August is "great, magnificient". The feminine version, Augusta, and the longer Latin version, Ausgustus, are more widely used in English-speaking countries. Sculptor Auguste Rodin; painter Auguste Renoir.


August has 18 variant forms: Agostino, Agosto, Agustin, Agustine, Agustino, Agustus, Augie, Auguste, Augustin, Augustine, Augustino, Augusto, Augustus, Augy, Austen, Austin, Gus and Guss.

There is 1 feminine form of August: Augusta.


August is a very popular first name for males (#551 out of 1220, Top 45%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4371 out of 88799, Top 5%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name August for boys. August reached its highest rank of #83 in the U.S. in 1880-1889 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of August name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name August and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Austin (#66), August (#242), Augustus (#544), Agustin (#879), Augustine (#949), Guss, Gus and Austen. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Agustin, August, Augustine, Augustus, Austen, Austin, Gus, Guss in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of August, Austen, Austin outside U.S.

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Augustyn. This name tends to be less commonly used than August.