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|Name origin||🌍 Latin|
August is the German, Polish and Scandinavian form of Augustus which itself is a Latin name that comes from the adjective “augustus” meaning ‘great, magnificent’. Augustus in turn comes from a Latin verb which means ‘to increase’.
The most significant person to whom this title was given to was Octavian (the adopted-son of Julius Caesar). Octavian was the first Emperor of the Roman Empire in the Second Triumvirate. Emperor Augustus defeated Antony and Cleopatra and won a turmoil which lasted for more than one hundred years. Octavian ruled alone from 27 BC to 14 AD and created the basis of the golden age of the Roman Empire. From that point on, the next Roman emperors tried to connect themselves with him and attach this title to their own names.
August is also the name of a month. This month was originally called Sextillus. Roman decided to change this month into August. They did it to respect Augustus. It was not the first time that Romans did such a thing. They also named July after Julius Caesar. The reason why they chose this month was because Augustus gained many of his significant victories in this month and Romans believed that August was kind to Augustus.
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