August meaning

: Great, Magnificent

August Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \awg-ist\
Number of People 👶 52,000
Rate in 2021 241
Numerology 🔢 8
Name origin 🌍 Latin
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August Name Meaning

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’.

August Name Origin and History

Additional description of the name August
Additional description of the name August

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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Additional name description August
Additional name description August

Here are some famous people named August:

August Strindberg (Swedish writer and painter)
August Coppola (academic, father of Nicolas Cage)
August Wilson (American playwright)

What are your baby’s characteristics like when you name him August?

Just like Cole, August is a name that represents the extreme spectrums of material wealth and success. This means that you either gain a lot of wealth or you don't gain anything at all. You will be good at ruling your own company. If only two words could describe you, they would be balance and power.

Knowledge is what motivates you. When it comes to analyzing things, you are an idealist who likes to consider all the details. You are very good at solving mental or physical puzzles. You love to participate in research and prefer to deal with scientific facts. The possibility of you being shy, reserved, and quiet is very high. Trusting other people might be difficult for you. You have an excellent intuition, use it wisely.

How do people react to you?

People perceive you as someone who is dignified, well-dressed, outstanding, self-sufficient, and impressive. People do not look at you as a bully. It's possible that you like to wear bright and colorful clothes. People look at you as a leader who is also a pioneer. You must try not to seem intimidating to others.

Lucky colors: Dark colors such as dark blue, gray, purple, or black

Lucky gem(s): Black diamond or pearl, any dark-colored stone


Considering the fact that it is not a like other traditional American names, August has done well for as a name. In the late 19th century, August was among the top 100 popular names in the U.S. However, as the 20th century got underway, August was on a steady decline. By the 1980s, it was very close to disappear from the list of the top 200 names. The 21st century has been a little bit better. Nowadays this name is back on moderate frequency in the United Stated.

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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name August?
The origin of the name August is Latin.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name August?
Great, Magnificent
*️⃣ How many people are named August?
Almost 52000 people are named August.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name August?
The names of Avalon, Aveline, Avelyn, Avlynn, Avalyn