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Gender: F Meaning of August: "majestic, venerable" Origin of August: Latin

Though associated traditionally (and fashionably) with boys, it has been used occasionally for girls as well -- by Garth Brooks, for one, along with more than 100 other parents in 2011. In fact, August is used significantly more often for girls these days than traditional feminine variations Augusta and Augustina. But there are still six boys named August for every girl, a gulf we predict will only widen.

Famous People Named August

August Anna Brooks, daughter of singer Garth Brooks
August Jane Wolfe, daughter of Kim Spradlin

Pop Culture References for the name August

August Boatwright, character in novel "The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd
character on 3rd Rock from the Sun
August, 8th month of the year
August, Charis' daughter in Margaret Atwood's "The Robber Bride" (later changes her name to Augusta)