August - boys name

August name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 90%

August name meaning:

The name August is derived from the Latin word "Augustus," meaning "great" or "venerable." It has been historically used as both a given name and a surname. August is also associated with the eighth month of the year, which was originally named after the Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar.

The name August carries a sense of strength, dignity, and nobility. It evokes a feeling of grandeur and inspires a sense of respect. People named August are often seen as wise, authoritative, and accomplished individuals. They possess leadership qualities and strive for excellence in all aspects of their lives.

In addition, August can also symbolize the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. It represents a time of transition and change, suggesting that those named August may have a transformative nature or a propensity for personal growth. Overall, the name August conveys a sense of power, significance, and a potential for great achievements.

Origin: Latin

Form of Augustus. Revered, exalted.


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Related names

Augustus , August , Augusta , Augustin , Augustyn

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Overall UK ranking: 461 out of 4789

89 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (605)

Historical popularity of August

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