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

The name August is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "majestic, venerable". August and is often added to lists like Boy Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF #51 (w/ occupations)".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named August

August Anna Brooks, daughter 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

Pop Culture References for the name August

August Boatwright, character in book/film "The Secret Life of Bees"
August Leffler, character on TV's 3rd Rock from the Sun
August, birth name of Augusta, daughter of Charis in Margaret Atwood's "The Robber Bride"