August: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name August | Boys
Origin of the name August:
Derived from the Latin august (great, venerable).
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German pronunciation OW-goost.
- Personal experiences with the name August: | Edit
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, Gust, Aug
- Meanings and history of the name August: | Edit
August means "great", often with moral or wise overtones.
Anglicization of "Augustus", as in "Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus". The name "Augustus" was bestowed upon Julius Caesar by the Roman Senate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustus
- 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 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
Global Popularity of the Name August
- #47 in Denmark
- #85 in Sweden
- #93 in Norway
- #482 in United States