What does August mean?
August /au-gust/ 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.
August has 1 feminine form: Augusta.Kreatif forms: Algust, Auaugust, Augustau. [more]
How popular is August?
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. in the 1880s, and is at #242 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Agustin (#879 2 years ago), Augustine (#949), Augustus (#544), Austen, Austin (#66), Gus and Guss are the popular alternative forms of August (#242 2 years ago) rated in the Top 1000. These forms of August were popular with parents during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.5234%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.29%, ▼44.6%). Austin is the continual favorite, although August seems to be getting popular too, and Guss has lost favor. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name August and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A recommended similar baby name is Augustyn. This name tends to be less commonly used than August.