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

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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NotLysistrata Says:


I think Augusta is a very majestic name. I really like G sound and the aw sound at the beginning :)

rosebudstar Says:


This name has grown on me but still don't really like the nicknames unfortunately

Kaylon O. Centres Says:


She was mad because Augustus is a male, masculine name and people will think the girl's parents are crazy or illiterate to find that a sweet, beautiful little girl has been assigned, and is stuck with a boy's name.

cheesy-biscuit Says:


This name (being beautiful already) could be really beautiful when paired with a soft middle name

Pegah S Says:


It's a lovely, feminine name!

paulapuddephatt Says:


I find myself loving this name. It's so beautiful.

clairels Says:


I really doubt that there's much chance of that happening anytime soon.

Daiseymae Says:


I agree with you Theodora. It is a horrid name to name a female when in fact Augustus is for males.

abertawe Says:


I love this - bad nicknames but that doesn't matter to me because I don't like using nicknames.

Corijean92 Says:


My daughter's name is Augusta. No one calls her any nick names except for me and I call her Gusta. Anytime I am in public with her and say her name in front of people , I will get loads of compliments on her name. Also every school teacher she's had so far has commented on how much they love her name.

Augustan28 Says:


My name's Augusta some nicknames I get called are Auggie, Gus, Gusy, , Gusters, and Gusta. I love it and I think it sounds pretty!!!

priviledgedpistachios Says:


My teacher has a daughter named Augusta and I'm obsessed with it. Auggie, Gia (G as in Grace) or Gus would be ideal nn

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Theodora_Phoenix Says:


But really what is in the point in questioning someone's emotions? Not everyone feels the same way about the same things.

clairels Says:


Obviously we know it's not the name itself you have a problem with, it's the fact that she used it on a girl. Which is even less of a reason to get mad.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


It's just my opinion. That's how i felt. What's wrong with saying how I felt? It's not like I explicitly said anything bad about the name, I just said I was mad.

alexandra mae Says:


Why get mad over something that doesn't affect your life in the slightest? So her daughter's name is Augustus. That's the name she liked. No big deal.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


A friend of a friend named her DAUGHTER Augustus. Not Augusta. Augustus. That's a boy name! I really got mad when I heard that.

Daphodil Says:


I think the 'harshness' depends so much on how you pronounce it. I think Augusta sounds very harsh in English, but beautiful and melodic in the Italian and German pronunciations.

Essa Says:


Sorry but I just don't see the appeal. To me Augusta sounds harsh, 'gusta' sounds very masculine to me. Aggie is ok but I'd defintely choose Agatha to get there over Augusta.

I don't particularly like Augustus either but August sounds strong and quite regal for a boy.

Daiseymae Says:


I just loathe it. I am sorry, but Aggie, Augie, and Gussie are even uglier nicknames.

Daiseymae Says:


You are right. This is really an ugly name. It can't redeem itself.

ThisPartBlank Says:


Augusta is the name of the 2nd largest city in Georgia.

Daphodil Says:


Augusta is a gorgeous name! I have a very good friend with this name, we usually call her Gusta or Gus for short.

tori101 Says:


I love Augusta I think the name sounds so majestic and intriguing. My favourite nickname is Aggie for Augusta.

DearestJules Says:


I hope you're right. I'd hate to see Gus get lost.

Guest Says:


Gus is QUITE masculine. Charlie has a soft sound to it so it's more adaptable for girls. But Gus is like Bob or Abe.

DearestJules Says:


I love Augusta, but I'm afraid if it becomes too popular then the nn Gus will become too feminine to use on a boy, sort of like what happened to Charlie when Charlotte became popular.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I think this name is really pretty!

Guest Says:


I can't stand this name, it's too brute. I say just use August on a girl, that's much prettier and sunnier.

Frostbite Says:


Personally not my favorite name- it sounds harsh and old. Although I do enjoy the use of the month "August" in it!