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What does Augustus mean?

Augustus Pronunciation of Augustus [au-gus-tus] as a boys' 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. Sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens; painter Augustus John; beer magnate Augustus Busch.

Associated with: great, roman, emperors (king), britain (england), 18th century, saint.


Augustus has 14 variants: Agostino, Auggie, Augie, Auguste, Augustin, Augusto, Augy, Austen, Austin, Austyn, Gus, Guss, Gussie and Guus.

Related boy names: Augustine and August.

1 feminine form: Augusta.

Creative forms:
(male) Argustus, Auguscus, ..

(female) Augusca, Augususa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Augustus Fabian (A.F.), ..

How popular is Augustus?

Augustus is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#948 out of 1220, Top 78%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#10948 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Augustus reached its peak position of #211 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is currently at #467. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Augustus (#467 from recent data) rated in the Top 2000 are August (#195 from recent data), Auguste, Augustin (#1918), Augustine (#820), Augusto, Austen (#1423), Austin (#69), Austyn (#1555), Gus (#1149), Guss and Gussie. These forms of Augustus reached the top of their popularity in 1995 (adoption of 1.43%) and are now significantly less widespread (adoption 0.48%, down 66%), with forms such as Guss becoming less trendy. Augustine is the most fashionable boy name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Augustus, August, Auguste, Augustin, Augustine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Augusto, Austen, Austin, Austyn, Gus in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Augustus is pronounced similarly to Agustus. Other recommended names are Adulfus, Aegeus, Agapetus, Agosto, Agoston, Aguistin, Agustin, Agustine, Agustino, Aigeus, Albertus, Aleksius, Aloisius, Aloysius, Altus, Amatus, Anastas, Anastius, Anastos, Anestis, Angus, Anicetus, Anstas, Argus, Aristos, Artus, Augustino, Augustyn, Aurelius, Avgustin (see Augustine), Brutus, Erastus, Ernestus, Eugenius, Faustus, Festus, Gustus, Justus, Lugus, Modestus, Quintus and Rastus. These names tend to be less commonly used than Augustus.

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