Feminine variation of Augustus
"great, magnificent"

Augusta Origin and Meaning

The name Augusta is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "great, magnificent".

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.

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Famous People Named Augusta

  • Saint Augusta of TrevisoItalian virgin martyr
  • Augusta Victoria of SchleswigHolstein (born Auguste Viktoria Friederike Luise Feodora Jenny), Empress consort of Wilhelm II of Germany
  • Augusta Marie Luise Katharina of SaxeWeimar,Eisenach, Empress consort of William I of Germany
  • Augusta Victoria (born Auguste Viktoria Wilhelmine Antonie Mathilde Ludovika Josephine Maria Elisabeth) of HohenzollernQueen consort of Manuel II of Portugal
  • Augusta of SaxeGotha,Altenburg, Princess of Wales; wife of Frederick, Prince of Wales
  • Augusta FredericaPrincess of Great Britain; Duchess consort of Charles William Ferdinand of Brunswick,Wolfenbüttel
  • Augusta SophiaPrincess of the U.K; daughter of George III
  • Augusta Caroline Charlotte Elizabeth Mary Sophia Louise of CambridgePrincess of the U.K.; Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg,Strelitz
  • AugustaPrincess of Hesse,Kassel (born Auguste Wilhelmine Luise), wife of Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge
  • AugustaPrincess of Prussia (born Christine Friederike Auguste), German salonist and Electress consort of Hesse
  • Augusta WilhelminePrincess of Hesse,Darmstadt (born Marie Auguste Wilhelmine), Duchess of Zweibrücken, mother of Ludwig I of Bavaria
  • Augusta AmaliaPrincess of Bavaria, Duchess of Leuchtenberg
  • Augusta ReussPrincess of Köstritz, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg,Schwerin
  • AugustaPrincess of Württemberg, Princess of Saxe,Weimar,Eisenach
  • (Christina) Augusta von Fersenmistress of King Charles XIII of Sweden
  • AugustaLady Gregory (born Isabella Augusta Persse), Irish playwright
  • Augusta Read ThomasAmerican composer
  • Augusta Keith DabneyAmerican actress
  • Augusta Mary Anne HolmèsFrench composer
  • Augusta LundinSwedish fashion designer
  • Augusta SchrumpfNorwegian operatic soprano
  • (Julia) Augusta WebsterEnglish poet

Augusta in Pop Culture

  • Augusta Longbottomcharacter in the Harry Potter series
  • Augusta Hawkins Eltoncharacter in Jane Austen's 'Emma'
  • Augusta Fanshawecharacter in Charlotte Bronte's 'Villette'
  • Augusta Macphailcharacter in Ford Madox Ford's 'Mr Fleight'
  • Lady Augustacharacter in Barbara Willard's "The Richleighs of Tantamount"
  • Lady Augusta Bracknellcharacter in Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest"
  • Aunt Augustacharacter in Grahame Greene's "Travels with My Aunt"
  • Aunt Augustacharacter in P. G. Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster novels
  • AugustaGeorgia, USA
  • AugustaMaine, USA
  • AugustaRoman name for the city of London, England