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Gender: F Meaning of Augusta: "great, magnificent" Origin of Augusta: Feminine variation of Augustus

Augusta is a dignified name reminiscent of wealthy great-aunts, but with the fashion for both August and Gus for boys, Augusta could get some fresh energy.

Augusta was the title of honor given to the wives and daughters of Roman emperors, which then morphed into a given name, brought to England by the German princess who became the mother of George III.

Augusta is also a saint's name and a place name. Her literary Great-Aunt image was formed via the characters Lady Augusta Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, an elderly relative in the Harry Potter books, and Aunts Augusta in both Graham Greene's Travels with My Aunt and P.G Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster novels.

Augusta has a choice of two friendlier nicknames--Aggie and Gussie.

Famous People Named Augusta

Saint Augusta of Treviso, Italian virgin martyr
Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (born Auguste Viktoria Friederike Luise Feodora Jenny), Empress consort of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany
Augusta of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Princess of Wales; wife of Frederick, Prince of Wales
Augusta Marie Luise Katharina of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Empress consort of William I of Germany
(Christina) Augusta von Fersen, mistress of King Charles XIII of Sweden
Augusta, Lady Gregory (born Isabella Augusta Persse), Irish playwright
Augusta Read Thomas, American composer
Augusta Keith Dabney, American actress
Augusta Mary Anne Holmès, French composer
Augusta Lundin, Swedish fashion designer
Augusta Schrumpf, Norwegian operatic soprano
(Julia) Augusta Webster, English poet
Maria Augusta von Trapp, Austrian singer of the Von Trapp family

Pop Culture References for the name Augusta

Augusta Longbottom, character in the Harry Potter series
Augusta Hawkins Elton, character in Jane Austen's 'Emma'
Augusta Fanshawe, character in Charlotte Bronte's 'Villette'
Augusta Macphail, character in Ford Madox Ford's 'Mr Fleight'
Lady Augusta, character in Barbara Willard's "The Richleighs of Tantamount"
Lady Augusta Bracknell, character in Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest"
Aunt Augusta, character in Grahame Greene's "Travels with My Aunt"
Aunt Augusta, character in P. G. Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster novels
Augusta, Georgia, USA
Augusta, Maine, USA
Augusta, Roman name for the city of London, England

Augusta's International Variations

Augusteen (Irish)