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Boy Name: Augustus

Name: Augustus
Pronunciation: \a(u)-gus-tus, aug(u)-stus\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: great, magnificient
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Augustine, August
Sounds Like: Agustus, Augustyn
Variant forms: Agostino, Auggie, Augie, Auguste, Augustin, Augusto, Augy, Austen, Austin, Austyn, Gus, Guss, Gussie, Guus
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 948
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 9064

Description

Augustus \a(u)-gus-tus, aug(u)-stus\ as a boy's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Augustus is "great, magnificient". Given historical glamour by Roman emperors and German princely families, who brought it to Britain in the 18th century, when it became very fashionable. Now rare. Sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens; painter Augustus John; beer magnate Augustus Busch.

Augustus has 14 variant forms: Agostino, Auggie, Augie, Auguste, Augustin, Augusto, Augy, Austen, Austin, Austyn, Gus, Guss, Gussie and Guus.

For more information, see also related names Augustine and August.

Baby names that sound like Augustus are Agustus and Augustyn.

View a list of the 6 names that reference Augustus.

Popularity

Augustus is a somewhat popular first name for men (#948 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#9064 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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