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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.
There is 1 feminine form of August: Augusta.
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).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name August for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name August and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Agustin, August, Augustine, Augustus, Austen, Austin, Gus and Guss. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Augustyn. These names tend to be less commonly used than August.
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