August Name Meaning

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Fact: The name August is popular in Scandinavian countries, often spelled as “Augustus.”

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A Deep Dive

August Overview

Meaning

To increase, great, magnificent

Gender

Boy, Gender-neutral

Origin

Latin

Etymology

Derived from the Latin name “Augustus,” meaning “venerable” or “esteemed.”

Pronunciation

/ˈɑː.ɡəst/

Popularity

August is a name that has gained popularity in various countries, particularly in English-speaking regions. Recently, August has been rising in popularity and is ranked within the top 200 names for boys in the USA.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

6 letters

Numerology

8 (Practical, Ambitious, Materialistic)

Name Styles

Vintage, Classic, Seasonal

Associated Traits

Strong, dignified, intelligent, creative

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

The name August has historical significance due to Emperor Augustus, the first Roman emperor, and is associated with qualities of leadership and reverence.

Name Day

August 28th
A Deep Dive

August Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Augustus, Augustine, Augusto, Augustin, Auguste, Agustin, Augustyn

Common Nicknames

Augie, Gussie, Augy, Augs, Gussy

Diminutives

Gus, Augie, A.J., Aug

Famous People

  • August Wilson
    (American Playwright)
  • August Strindberg
    (Swedish Author)
  • August Burns Red
    (American Band)
  • August Horch
    (German Engineer and Founder of Audi)
  • August Diehl
    (German Actor)
  • August Ames
    (Canadian Adult Film Actress)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • August Rush
    ("August Rush," Film)
  • "By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept"
    (Novel)
  • August Booth
    ("Once Upon a Time," TV Series)
  • "August"
    (Song)
  • August Walker
    ("Mission: Impossible – Fallout," Film)

Places

  • August City
    (California, USA)
  • August Township
    (North Dakota, USA)
  • August Town
    (Kingston, Jamaica)
  • Augustus Cove
    (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
  • August Street
    (London, UK)

What Is the Meaning of August?

August means “great” or “venerable.” This name suggests a personality that is dignified and respected, often seen as someone with a commanding presence and a sense of authority.

What Is the Origin of The Name August?

August has Latin origins. It comes from the Latin word “augustus,” meaning “consecrated” or “venerable.” The name was historically used as a title for Roman emperors, including Augustus Caesar, which contributed to its association with grandeur and majesty. Over time, the name spread to various cultures and languages, maintaining its noble connotations.

August Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name August in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#1202021#1092022#1042023
Top 3 Rankings#741880#741882#771883

Annual Statistics Breakdown for August

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
2023104
(+5 from 2022)
3439
(+21 from 2022)
0.18781
2022109
(+11 from 2021)
3418
(+264 from 2021)
0.18249
2021120
(+35 from 2020)
3154
(+726 from 2020)
0.16834
2020155
(+12 from 2019)
2428
(+43 from 2019)
0.13127
2019167
(+2 from 2018)
2385
(+94 from 2018)
0.12410
2018169
(+22 from 2017)
2291
(+232 from 2017)
0.11787
2017191
(+2 from 2016)
2059
(-32 from 2016)
0.10404
2016193
(+2 from 2015)
2091
(-1 from 2015)
0.10323
2015195
(+46 from 2014)
2092
(+547 from 2014)
0.10233
2014241
(+78 from 2013)
1545
(+502 from 2013)
0.07539
2013319
(+14 from 2012)
1043
(+97 from 2012)
0.05162
2012333
(+62 from 2011)
946
(+226 from 2011)
0.04662
2011395
(+32 from 2010)
720
(+73 from 2010)
0.03544
2010427
(+5 from 2009)
647
(-3 from 2009)
0.03149
2009432
(+45 from 2008)
650
(+68 from 2008)
0.03065
2008477
(+132 from 2007)
582
(+169 from 2007)
0.02669
2007609
(+9 from 2006)
413
(+29 from 2006)
0.01864
2006618
(+18 from 2005)
384
(+41 from 2005)
0.01752
2005636
(+36 from 2004)
343
(+42 from 2004)
0.01612
2004672
(-18 from 2003)
301
(-3 from 2003)
0.01424
2003654
(+10 from 2002)
304
(+23 from 2002)
0.01447
2002664
(-21 from 2001)
281
(-9 from 2001)
0.01360
2001643
(-30 from 2000)
290
(-20 from 2000)
0.01402
2000613
(+20 from 1999)
310
(+27 from 1999)
0.01484
1999633
(-35 from 1998)
283
(-28 from 1998)
0.01388
1998598
(+47 from 1997)
311
(+53 from 1997)
0.01534
1997645
(+66 from 1996)
258
(+35 from 1996)
0.01291
1996711
(-48 from 1995)
223
(-26 from 1995)
0.01113
1995663
(+87 from 1994)
249
(+53 from 1994)
0.01238
1994750
(+65 from 1993)
196
(+28 from 1993)
0.00962
1993815
(-1 from 1992)
168
(+3 from 1992)
0.00813
1992814
(+24 from 1991)
165
(+12 from 1991)
0.00786
1991838
(+7 from 1990)
153
(+7 from 1990)
0.00722
1990845
(-39 from 1989)
146
(-6 from 1989)
0.00678
1989806
(+49 from 1988)
152
(+29 from 1988)
0.00725
1988855
(+15 from 1987)
123
(+8 from 1987)
0.00614
1987870
(-74 from 1986)
115
(-15 from 1986)
0.00590
1986796
(+24 from 1985)
130
(+12 from 1985)
0.00676
1985820
(+23 from 1984)
118
(+10 from 1984)
0.00613
1984843
(+87 from 1983)
108
(+18 from 1983)
0.00575
1983930
(-54 from 1982)
90
(-13 from 1982)
0.00483
1982876
(-18 from 1981)
103
(-3 from 1981)
0.00546
1981858
(-7 from 1980)
106
(-2 from 1980)
0.00569
1980851
(+3 from 1979)
108
(+5 from 1979)
0.00582
1979854
(+26 from 1978)
103
(+8 from 1978)
0.00575
1978880
(-58 from 1977)
95
(-12 from 1977)
0.00556
1977822
(-13 from 1976)
107
(+1 from 1976)
0.00626
1976809
(+5 from 1975)
106
(+2 from 1975)
0.00649
1975814
(-45 from 1974)
104
(-6 from 1974)
0.00641
1974769
(+60 from 1973)
110
(+18 from 1973)
0.00675
1973829
(-25 from 1972)
92
(-7 from 1972)
0.00570
1972804
(-49 from 1971)
99
(-19 from 1971)
0.00591
1971755
(+27 from 1970)
118
(+8 from 1970)
0.00649
1970782
(-40 from 1969)
110
(-1 from 1969)
0.00577
1969742
(+4 from 1968)
111
(+12 from 1968)
0.00607
1968746
(-64 from 1967)
99
(-20 from 1967)
0.00558
1967682
(+44 from 1966)
119
(+14 from 1966)
0.00669
1966726
(-14 from 1965)
105
(-5 from 1965)
0.00578
1965712
(-26 from 1964)
110
(-16 from 1964)
0.00581
1964686
(-8 from 1963)
126
(-7 from 1963)
0.00622
1963678
(+16 from 1962)
133
(+11 from 1962)
0.00644
1962694
(-69 from 1961)
122
(-39 from 1961)
0.00580
1961625
(+16 from 1960)
161
(+14 from 1960)
0.00746
1960641
(-37 from 1959)
147
(-18 from 1959)
0.00679
1959604
(+14 from 1958)
165
(+10 from 1958)
0.00762
1958618
(-44 from 1957)
155
(-26 from 1957)
0.00719
1957574
(-18 from 1956)
181
(-5 from 1956)
0.00827
1956556
(+43 from 1955)
186
(+35 from 1955)
0.00867
1955599
(-69 from 1954)
151
(-39 from 1954)
0.00722
1954530
(-54 from 1953)
190
(-26 from 1953)
0.00918
1953476
(+27 from 1952)
216
(+23 from 1952)
0.01079
1952503
(-27 from 1951)
193
(-9 from 1951)
0.00978
1951476
(-7 from 1950)
202
(-1 from 1950)
0.01057
1950469
(-39 from 1949)
203
(-46 from 1949)
0.01116
1949430
(-1 from 1948)
249
(+8 from 1948)
0.01382
1948429
(+2 from 1947)
241
(-9 from 1947)
0.01352
1947431
(-11 from 1946)
250
(+20 from 1946)
0.01346
1946420
No change from 1945
230
(+29 from 1945)
0.01394
1945420
(-28 from 1944)
201
(-38 from 1944)
0.01466
1944392
(-4 from 1943)
239
(-10 from 1943)
0.01720
1943388
(-26 from 1942)
249
(-31 from 1942)
0.01712
1942362
(+14 from 1941)
280
(+43 from 1941)
0.01988
1941376
(-22 from 1940)
237
(-20 from 1940)
0.01889
1940354
(-2 from 1939)
257
(+8 from 1939)
0.02167
1939352
No change from 1938
249
No change from 1938
0.02197
1938352
(-45 from 1937)
249
(-51 from 1937)
0.02191
1937307
(+9 from 1936)
300
(+12 from 1936)
0.02743
1936316
(+16 from 1935)
288
(+18 from 1935)
0.02706
1935332
(-16 from 1934)
270
(-25 from 1934)
0.02524
1934316
(-27 from 1933)
295
(-42 from 1933)
0.02778
1933289
(-3 from 1932)
337
(-28 from 1932)
0.03303
1932286
(-21 from 1931)
365
(-58 from 1931)
0.03397
1931265
(+6 from 1930)
423
(-8 from 1930)
0.03954
1930271
(-8 from 1929)
431
(-24 from 1929)
0.03816
1929263
(+13 from 1928)
455
(+34 from 1928)
0.04108
1928276
(-20 from 1927)
421
(-75 from 1927)
0.03689
1927256
(+11 from 1926)
496
(+38 from 1926)
0.04269
1926267
(-15 from 1925)
458
(-56 from 1925)
0.03998
1925252
(-14 from 1924)
514
(-60 from 1924)
0.04464
1924238
(+2 from 1923)
574
(+30 from 1923)
0.04910
1923240
(-15 from 1922)
544
(-52 from 1922)
0.04804
1922225
(-8 from 1921)
596
(-14 from 1921)
0.05297
1921217
(-6 from 1920)
610
No change from 1920
0.05361
1920211
(-8 from 1919)
610
(-8 from 1919)
0.05542
1919203
(+4 from 1918)
618
No change from 1918
0.06087
1918207
(-23 from 1917)
618
(-43 from 1917)
0.05893
1917184
(-6 from 1916)
661
(-15 from 1916)
0.06890
1916178
(-16 from 1915)
676
(-33 from 1915)
0.07322
1915162
(+4 from 1914)
709
(+176 from 1914)
0.08048
1914166
(+5 from 1913)
533
(+132 from 1913)
0.07800
1913171
No change from 1912
401
(+58 from 1912)
0.07478
1912171
(+16 from 1911)
343
(+177 from 1911)
0.07598
1911187
(+1 from 1910)
166
(+22 from 1910)
0.06877
1910188
(-9 from 1909)
144
(+15 from 1909)
0.06906
1909179
(-11 from 1908)
129
(-9 from 1908)
0.07294
1908168
(-5 from 1907)
138
(+4 from 1907)
0.08295
1907163
(+1 from 1906)
134
(+14 from 1906)
0.08450
1906164
(+11 from 1905)
120
(+11 from 1905)
0.08330
1905175
(-24 from 1904)
109
(-18 from 1904)
0.07610
1904151
(+3 from 1903)
127
(+11 from 1903)
0.09169
1903154
(+8 from 1902)
116
(+8 from 1902)
0.08970
1902162
(-21 from 1901)
108
(-8 from 1901)
0.08136
1901141
(+3 from 1900)
116
(-32 from 1900)
0.10035
1900144
(-27 from 1899)
148
(+6 from 1899)
0.09129
1899117
(-5 from 1898)
142
(-22 from 1898)
0.12327
1898112
(+8 from 1897)
164
(+27 from 1897)
0.12415
1897120
(-17 from 1896)
137
(-43 from 1896)
0.11235
1896103
(-2 from 1895)
180
(-10 from 1895)
0.13946
1895101
(+8 from 1894)
190
(+28 from 1894)
0.15003
1894109
(+2 from 1893)
162
(+7 from 1893)
0.12971
1893111
(-9 from 1892)
155
(-26 from 1892)
0.12806
1892102
(-16 from 1891)
181
(-5 from 1891)
0.13769
189186
(-2 from 1890)
186
(-20 from 1890)
0.17023
189084
(+12 from 1889)
206
(+35 from 1889)
0.17210
188996
(-10 from 1888)
171
(-42 from 1888)
0.14366
188886
(-3 from 1887)
213
(+19 from 1887)
0.16396
188783
(+1 from 1886)
194
(-9 from 1886)
0.17748
188684
(+2 from 1885)
203
(+10 from 1885)
0.17053
188586
(-6 from 1884)
193
(-20 from 1884)
0.16646
188480
(-3 from 1883)
213
(+4 from 1883)
0.17354
188377
(-3 from 1882)
209
(-25 from 1882)
0.18582
188274
(+6 from 1881)
234
(+62 from 1881)
0.19175
188180
(-6 from 1880)
172
(-38 from 1880)
0.15885
188074
First SSA data recorded
210
First SSA data recorded
0.17737

American States Popularity Rankings for August

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#1252021#1442022#1162023

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#1512021#1252022#1342023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#1782021#1432022#1492023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#1092021#822022#852023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#1242021#1162022#1072023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#492021#422022#332023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#1672021#822022#862023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#532021#512022#532023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#942021#692022#922023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#1152021#752022#992023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#1862021#1522022#1432023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#612021#532022#372023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#1032021#862022#622023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#1562021#1632022#1622023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#992021#1082022#862023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#1322021#1202022#1082023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#1082021#992022#892023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#1332021#1142022#1102023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#1222021#1202022#1072023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#662021#852022#1092023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#962021#1112022#972023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#1052021#962022#952023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#842021#552022#542023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#1132021#1302022#1032023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#912021#672022#1282023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#1802021#1622022#1192023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#722021#712022#292023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#972021#1262022#872023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#1232021#1182022#1252023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#862021#822022#732023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#1152021#1162022#1042023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#1022021#902022#1162023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#622021#602022#832023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#1282021#662022#662023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#1632021#1312022#1432023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#922021#1542022#1342023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#612021#932022#982023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#1062021#1672022#1572023

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#442021#242022#802023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#1242021#1172022#742023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#742021#702022#1302023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#2622021#1372022#972023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#582021#412022#1462023

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#1232021#1002022#632023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#1362021#962022#492023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#1732018#1532021#712023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#2082021#1802022#1432023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#1532021#782022#752023

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#492021#572022#422023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#1362021#1362022#1302023

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#702020#912021#652023

Popularity Rankings for August in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Denmark

Denmark flagDenmark#62021#92022#11First half of 2023

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#162021#82022#92023

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#1442021#1412022#822023

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#992021#1012022#872023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#1742021#1152022#1622023

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#1752020#1592021#1672022

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#2452021#2672022#2552023

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#3252020#2722021#5392022

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#3662023

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#3752021#3952022#3852023

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#3922020

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#7402019#5792020#4612021

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#7552021#6572022#5162023

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#8252011#8692021#8272022

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is August a Name for Boys or Girls?

While August is generally seen as a boy’s name due to its strong and timeless feel, it has also gained popularity for girls in recent years.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for August

August in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • August Wilson (Playwright, 1945–2005): An American playwright renowned for his ten-part series, "The Pittsburgh Cycle," chronicling the African American experience.
  • August Strindberg (Author, 1849–1912): A Swedish playwright, novelist, and painter known for his works "Miss Julie" and "The Father."
  • August Burns Red (Band, formed 2003): An American metalcore band known for their technical musicianship and dynamic live performances.
  • August Horch (Engineer, 1868–1951): A German engineer and automobile pioneer, founder of the Audi car manufacturing company.
  • August Diehl (Actor, born 1976): A German actor known for his roles in films such as "Inglourious Basterds" and "Salt."
  • August Ames (Actress, 1994–2017): A Canadian adult film actress who appeared in over 270 films.
  • August Rush ("August Rush," 2007 Film): Follows a musically gifted orphan who uses his talent to find his birth parents.
  • "By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept" (1994 Novel by Paulo Coelho): Features a character named August who plays a crucial role in the protagonist's spiritual journey.
  • August Booth ("Once Upon a Time," 2011 TV Series): A mysterious writer who is later revealed to be Pinocchio.
  • "August" (2019 Song by Taylor Swift): A melancholic song from the album "Folklore" reflecting on a summer romance.
  • August Walker ("Mission: Impossible – Fallout," 2018 Film): A CIA assassin tasked with taking down Ethan Hunt and his team.
  • August Pullman ("Wonder," 2012 Novel by R.J. Palacio): A young boy with a facial difference who attends school for the first time and inspires those around him.
  • "August: Osage County" (2007 Play by Tracy Letts): A dark comedy drama about a dysfunctional family reuniting after a crisis.
  • August Flynn ("This Savage Song," 2016 Novel by Victoria Schwab): A monster who wishes he were human, struggling with his identity in a war-torn city.
  • August Marks ("Sons of Anarchy," 2008 TV Series): A powerful businessman and antagonist who controls a significant portion of the criminal underworld.
  • August ("Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries," 2012 TV Series): A recurring character involved in the series' intriguing murder investigations.
  • August City (California, USA): A small community in San Joaquin County known for its suburban feel and proximity to Stockton.
  • August Township (North Dakota, USA): A rural township known for its agricultural community and scenic landscapes.
  • August Town (Kingston, Jamaica): A neighborhood known for its rich cultural history and vibrant community.
  • Augustus Cove (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada): A small cove known for its stunning coastal views and fishing opportunities.
  • August Street (London, UK): A historic street known for its charming architecture and cultural significance.

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