"majestic, venerable"

August Origin and Meaning

The name August is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "majestic, venerable".

Though associated traditionally (and fashionably) with boys, it has been used occasionally for girls as well – by Garth Brooks, Nicolas Cage, and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, for example. But August is used significantly more often for girls these days than traditional feminine variations Augusta and Augustina, and makes for a fresh twist on traditional month names like April and May, as well as an updated spin on season name Autumn.

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Famous People Named August

  • August Anna Brooksdaughter of singer Garth Brooks
  • August Jane Wolfe (b. 2015)daughter of reality TV personality Kim Spradlin Wolfe
  • August Theron (adopted 2015)daughter of actress Charlize Theron
  • August Zuckerberg (b. 2017)daughter of Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan

August in Pop Culture

  • August Boatwrightcharacter in book/film "The Secret Life of Bees"
  • August Lefflercharacter on TV's 3rd Rock from the Sun
  • Augustbirth name of Augusta, daughter of Charis in Margaret Atwood's "The Robber Bride"
  • August Freycharacter from "A Thousand Perfect Notes" by C.G. Drews

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