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August 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.

A suggested similar baby name is Augustyn.

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Popularity of August

August is a very popular first name for males (#551 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4371 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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Top 1000 ranking of August name in U.S.
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