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Gender: M Meaning of August: "great, magnificent" Origin of August: German form of Latin Augustus August's Popularity in 2016: #193

August has been heating up in Hollywood--used by Mariska Hargitay, Lena Olin, Dave Matthews and Jeanne Tripplehorn, (and by Garth Brooks for his daughter), and is rapidly becoming the preferred month of the year for boys. The month of August was named after the Emperor Augustus.

August has two august literary namesakes: the Swedish playwright August Strindberg (it has always been a popular name in Scandinavia), and August Wilson, as well as photographer August Sander.

The French version is Auguste (ow-GOOST), as in Edgar Allan Poe's clever detective Auguste Dupin and famed sculptor Auguste Rodin.

Famous People Named August

August Manns, German-British musical conductor of the Crystal Palace
August Wilson, American playwright
August Strindberg, Swedish playwright
August Diehl, German actor
August von Kotzebue, German writer
August Floyd Coppola, American author and film executive; father of Nicolas Cage
August Oetker, founder of the Dr. Oetker baking company
August Alsina, R&B Singer
August Maturo, American child actor
August Thyssen, German businessman
August Manning Weatherly (b. 1996), son of actor Michael Weatherly
August William Sylk (b. 1998), son of actress Denise Crosby and Ken Sylk
August Tripplehorn Orser (b. 2002), son of actress Jeanne Tripplehorn and Leland Orser
August Christopher Crane (b. 2004), son of actors Matt Crane and Robin Christopher
August James May (b. 2005), son of comedian Ralphie May
August Miklos Friedrich Hermann (b. 2006), son of actors Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann
August Oliver Matthews (b. 2007), son of singer Dave Matthews
August Bonner (b. 2012), son of basketball player Matt Bonner
August Jones (b. 2014), son of baseball player Adam Jones
August "Gus" Scheer (b. 2014), son of actors June Diane Raphael and Paul Scheer

Pop Culture References for the name August

"August Rush," film and its main character
August "Auggie" Pullman, main character in "Wonder" by RJ Palacio
August "Auggie" Anderson, character in "Covert Affairs"
August Rosenbluth, character in "Water for Elephants"
August "Augie" March, character in "The Adventures of Augie March" by Saul Bellow
August Wayne Booth, character on TV's "Once Upon A Time"
August "Auggie" Matthews, son of Cory and Topanga Matthews in "Girl Meets World"

Augie, Gussie, Gus

August's International Variations

Agustin, Augusto, Agostino, Agusto (Spanish) Augustin, Augustinos (Greek) Agosto (Italian) Agoston, Agusztav (Hungarian) Auguste, Août (French) Aguistin, Agaistin (Irish) Avgust (Russian)