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What does August mean?

August \a(u)-gu-st\ as a boys' 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.


Variations

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

August has 1 feminine form: Augusta.


Popularity

August is a very popular first name for males (#551 out of 1220, Top 45%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#5265 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of August for boys. August reached its apex position of #83 in the U.S. then, and is at #242 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Agustin (#879 in 2014), Augustine (#949), Augustus (#544), Austen, Austin (#66), Gus and Guss are the popular alternative forms of August (#242 in 2014) rated in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.5234%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.29%, down 44.6%), with the versions Agustin, Augustine, Austen, Gus and Guss falling out of style. August (#242), Augustus (#544) and Austin (#66) are three of the more fashionable birth names in this list, with these names going through a rebound in usage. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name August and corresponding names. (2014 Birth 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, Austin outside U.S.


Similar Names

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

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