August Name Meaning & Origin

August

Pronunciation: AW-guhst (key)

Origin of the name August:

Derived from the Latin august (great, venerable).

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German pronunciation OW-goost.

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My husband decided to go by the name August when he started college. He often went by the nickname of his first name but is now always addressed more formally.

Nicknames for August: | Edit

Gus, Augie, Auggie, Gust, Aug

Meanings and history of the name August: | Edit

August means "great", moral or wise.

"August" is the Anglicization of "Augustus", as in "Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus". The name "Augustus" was bestowed upon Julius Caesar by the Roman Senate.

Famous real-life people named August: | Edit

August Busch, CEO of Anheuser-Busch.
August "Augie" Meyers is keyboard-player with the Sir Douglas Quintet, and The Texas Tornados.
August Strindberg, Swedish writer, playwright and painter.
August Wilson, American playwright.
August the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland (1694 - 1733), famous for his extreme strength and supposed 365 children.
Dave Matthews, the musician, has a son named August.
August Miklos Friedrich Hermann (b. 2006), son of American actress Mariska Hargitay

August in song, story & screen: | Edit

"August and Everything After" is a song by Counting Crows.

Auggie Anderson is a CIA analyst in the television series "Covert Affairs".

August Rush, film

August Pullman 'Auggie' is the main character in R.J. Palacio's book "Wonder"

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