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Pronunciation

ɑgəst

Origin

English, German, Scandinavian, Slavic

Meaning

This is a strong, bold name derived from the Latin word augere, which means “to increase”. The name Augustus means “esteemed” and it was given to Roman emperors as an affirmation of nobility. It’s more popular as a last name, but if you’re interested in a variant of August as a first name, you could go European with the French Augustin or the Italian Agosto!

Rank in the year 2015

August was ranked #350 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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