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Augustus meaning and name origin
Augustus \a(u)-gus-tus, aug(u)-stus\ as a boy's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Augustus is "great, magnificient". Given historical glamour by Roman emperors and German princely families, who brought it to Britain in the 18th century, when it became very fashionable. Now rare. Sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens; painter Augustus John; beer magnate Augustus Busch.
Augustus has 14 variant forms: Agostino, Auggie, Augie, Auguste, Augustin, Augusto, Augy, Austen, Austin, Austyn, Gus, Guss, Gussie and Guus.
For more information, see also related names Augustine and August.
Baby names that sound like Augustus are Agustus and Augustyn.
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Popularity of Augustus
Augustus is a somewhat popular first name for men (#948 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#9064 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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