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What does August mean?

August Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: great.


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

1 feminine form: Augusta.

Creative forms:
(male) Angust, Argust, ..

(female) Augusa, Auguza, ..

Middle name pairings:
August Wesley (A.W.), ..

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)

August reached its apex position of #83 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #195 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of August name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Agustin (#938 in 2015), Agustus, Augusta, Auguste, Augustin (#1918), Augustine (#820), Augusto, Augustus (#467), Austen (#1423), Austin (#69), Gus (#1149) and Guss are the popular alternative forms of August (#195 in 2015) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of August were popular with parents 2 decades ago (adoption of 1.43%) and are now much less popular (adoption 0.49%, 66%), with versions like Austen becoming less in vogue. Augustine is the most fashionable birth name in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of August, Agustin, Agustus, Augusta, Auguste in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Augustin, Augustine, Augusto, Augustus, Austen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Austin, Gus, Guss in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aegeus, Aengus, Aigeus, Aldus, Algis, Altus, Angus, Anngus (see Angus), Argos, Argus, Arius, Artus, Aubert, Auburn, Aubury, Auggie, Augustyn, Avgustin (see Augustine), Faust, Hurst, Just and Lugus. These names tend to be less commonly used than August.

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