August name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Latin
Usage: English, German, Polish, Scandinavian, Faroese, Icelandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: pronunciation of August aw-guh(st)
Meaning: Venerable, August and Holy
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What does August mean?

Predominantly used in Danish, Polish, Scandinavian, Swedish, German, Finnish, Icelandic, English, Norwegian and Faroese long standing and lofty, August is originated from Latin and a gender-neutral name, meaning of August is "Venerable, August or Holy".

August is form of persistent and prominent Augustus. Augustus is variation of long standing and well-liked August. Also Augustus is a variant of venerable, prevalent and saintly Augustine. Prevalent and Venerable Augustus has its origin in Latin, Augustus means "Revered and Exalted".

August is short of Augustine. Augustine is variation of imperishable and frequently used August. Also Augustine is form of customary and ceaseless Augustina. Augustine is effeminate variant of Augustin. Acclaimed and All time favorite Augustine came from Latin language, meaning of Augustine is "Great, Worthy of Respect and Majestic".

August is celebrated on on February 29th.

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How do I pronounce August?

The most common pronunciation of two syllabled August is aw-guh(st). The name can also be pronounced as awg-ist.

Variants of August

Augustinus, Augustus, Agust, Augustine, Augustin, Augustina

Nicknames for August

Given name August has plenty of nicknames like:

Names that rhyme with August

How popular is the name August?

August is a popular name in United States given to over 49482 babies in 210 years. Presently at its peak, it ranked 74th when 2264 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys.

Moreover, the moniker has been to the top 100 baby names 12 times August is a common name in Denmark given to over 4788 babies in 19 years. Recently peaking at the charts, 347 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 13rd position.

Additionally, the given name has been in the top 50 baby names 19 times Also, A common name in Sweden with over 3795 new-borns have been given the name since 1998.

At present at its peak, it ranked 32nd when 400 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys.

August is a unique baby name in England and Wales, it has been in use since 1996 and was able to reach the top 900 names.

Recently in 2018, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 851 on boy names chart when 36 babies were named August. Over 257 babies in England and Wales have been named August.

Also, in Belgium, the name has been in use since 1996 and has secured the place in top 400 names. Recently in 2018, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 310 on boy names chart when 36 babies were named August.

There are over 281 babies that have been given the name August in Belgium.

August is an uncommon baby name in France, its highest ever rank is 452 (1912) in its 15 years run on France naming chart.

But August is a popular baby name in Germany where every 1 in 3000 have the name as well as in Austria. At least, 90000 people around the globe have been given the name as per our evaluation.

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What numbers say about August?

You never approach issues or challenges with a negative attitude because you know that no problem comes with a solution. Job and life success are your priorities. You love life and life loves you. You are a disciplined person is what number 8 as your expression number as to say about you. You are aggressive by nature because of the many emotions you keep inside. Details matter to you, especially when it comes to choosing your love partner.

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Sibling Names for August

Naming a baby is an exciting yet daunting task for parents. If you have chosen the name "August" for your little one, and are looking for sibling names to complement it, look no further! Here's a list of hand-picked names that go well with August.

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Famous people named August

  • August Wilhelm Ambros, Austrian composer and music historian of Czech descent
  • August Immanuel Bekker, German philologist and critic
  • August Neander, German theologian and church historian
  • August Tholuck, German Protestant theologian and church leader
  • August Hermann Francke, German Lutheran clergyman, philanthropist
  • August Dillmann, German orientalist and biblical scholar
  • August Meineke, German classical scholar
  • August Potthast, German historian, was born at Höxter
  • August Palm, Swedish socialist activist and a key person in introducing the then revolutionary social democratic labour movement
  • August Beer, German physicist, chemist
  • August von Wassermann, German bacteriologist and hygienist
  • August Dorner, German Protestant theologian
  • August Kopisch, German poet and painter
  • August Ludwig von Schlözer, German historian
  • August Kopff, German astronomer and discoverer of several comets and asteroids
  • August Spies, American upholsterer, radical labor activist
  • August Wilhelm Iffland, German actor and dramatic author
  • August von Trott zu Solz, German politician
  • August Wöhler, German railway engineer
  • August Heinrich Matthiae, German classical scholar
  • August Krönig, German chemist and physicist
  • August Leopold Crelle, German mathematician
  • August Pott, German pioneer in linguistics
  • August Blanche,
  • August von Pelzeln, Austrian ornithologist
  • August Schrader, German-American immigrant
  • August Nordenskiöld, Finnish-Swedish alchemist and Swedenborgian critic of slavery
  • August Natterer, German outsider artist with schizophrenia
  • August Gillhaus, Socialist Labor candidate for U.S. President in 1908 and for U.S. Vice President
  • August Hahn, German Protestant theologian
  • August Klotz, German schizophrenic outsider artist and one of the "schizophrenic masters" profiled by Hans Prinzhorn
  • August Enna, Danish composer, known mainly for his operas
  • August Leimbach, German-American sculptor
  • August Gottlieb Spangenberg, German theologian and minister
  • August Meitzen, German statistician
  • August von Gödrich, German racing cyclist
  • August Kekulé, German organic chemist
  • August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician and theoretical astronomer
  • August Weismann, German evolutionary biologist
  • August Hlond, Polish cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church
  • August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet, translator and critic
  • August Böckh, German classical scholar and antiquarian
  • August Krogh, Danish professor at the department of zoophysiology at the University of Copenhagen
  • August Schleicher, German linguist
  • August Wilhelm von Hofmann, German chemist
  • August Cieszkowski, Polish philosopher
  • August Kundt, German physicist
  • August Heinrich Petermann, German cartographer
  • August Herman Pfund, American-born physicist, spectroscopist
  • August Bier, German surgeon
  • August Derleth, American writer and anthologist
  • August Horch, German engineer and automobile pioneer
  • August Strindberg, Swedish playwright, novelist, poet
  • August Bournonville, Danish ballet master and choreographer
  • August Wilhelm Zumpt, German classical scholar
  • August Wilson, American playwright whose work included a series of ten plays
  • August von Kotzebue, German dramatist and writer
  • August Vollmer, first police chief of Berkeley
  • August Dvorak, American educational psychologist and professor of education at the University of Washington
  • August von Mackensen, German field marshal
  • August Bebel, German socialist politician, writer, and orator
  • August Neidhardt von Gneisenau, Prussian field marshal
  • August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, German poet
  • August Belmont Jr., August Belmont Jr

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