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.
August has 1 feminine form: Augusta.
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 (#4371 out of 88799, Top 5%). (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)
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 the years 1880-1889 and are now much less popular, 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)
A recommended similar baby name is Augustyn. This name tends to be less commonly used than August.