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, Top 45%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4371 out of 88799, Top 5%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name August for boys. August reached its highest rank of #83 in the U.S. in 1880-1889 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name August and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Austin (#66), August (#242), Augustus (#544), Agustin (#879), Augustine (#949), Guss, Gus and Austen. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Augustyn. This name tends to be less commonly used than August.