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August

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How popular is the baby name August in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 210 0 210 #74 boy name
1881 172 0 172 #80 boy name
1882 234 0 234 #74 boy name
1883 209 0 209 #77 boy name
1884 213 0 213 #80 boy name
1885 193 0 193 #86 boy name
1886 203 0 203 #84 boy name
1887 194 0 194 #84 boy name
1888 213 0 213 #86 boy name
1889 171 0 171 #97 boy name
1890 206 0 206 #84 boy name
1891 186 0 186 #87 boy name
1892 181 0 181
1893 155 0 155
1894 162 0 162
1895 190 0 190
1896 180 0 180
1897 137 0 137
1898 164 0 164
1899 142 0 142
1900 148 0 148
1901 116 0 116
1902 108 0 108
1903 116 0 116
1904 127 0 127
1905 109 0 109
1906 120 0 120
1907 134 0 134
1908 138 0 138
1909 129 0 129
1910 144 0 144
1911 166 0 166
1912 343 0 343
1913 401 0 401
1914 539 6 533
1915 718 9 709
1916 676 0 676
1917 667 6 661
1918 618 0 618
1919 619 0 619
1920 619 10 609
1921 615 5 610
1922 603 7 596
1923 549 5 544
1924 580 6 574
1925 515 0 515
1926 460 0 460
1927 500 6 494
1928 427 5 422
1929 458 5 453
1930 432 0 432
1931 423 0 423
1932 365 0 365
1933 337 0 337
1934 294 0 294
1935 269 0 269
1936 293 5 288
1937 300 0 300
1938 249 0 249
1939 248 0 248
1940 257 0 257
1941 238 0 238
1942 279 0 279
1943 249 0 249
1944 239 0 239
1945 200 0 200
1946 231 0 231
1947 250 0 250
1948 241 0 241
1949 249 0 249
1950 203 0 203
1951 202 0 202
1952 193 0 193
1953 216 0 216
1954 198 6 192
1955 149 0 149
1956 183 0 183
1957 185 0 185
1958 154 0 154
1959 165 0 165
1960 156 8 148
1961 169 8 161
1962 123 0 123
1963 141 10 131
1964 134 7 127
1965 121 11 110
1966 119 14 105
1967 129 10 119
1968 111 11 100
1969 118 7 111
1970 123 13 110
1971 137 19 118
1972 116 17 99
1973 113 22 91
1974 140 31 109
1975 128 24 104
1976 140 33 107
1977 148 41 107
1978 141 46 95
1979 146 43 103
1980 149 41 108
1981 136 31 105
1982 130 27 103
1983 135 45 90
1984 142 34 108
1985 146 29 117
1986 155 24 131
1987 145 30 115
1988 147 25 122
1989 181 29 152
1990 169 23 146
1991 183 30 153
1992 194 29 165
1993 211 43 168
1994 255 59 196
1995 326 78 248
1996 316 93 223
1997 377 119 258
1998 425 114 311
1999 368 85 283
2000 409 99 310
2001 387 97 290
2002 378 97 281
2003 376 72 304
2004 375 74 301
2005 430 87 343
2006 470 86 384
2007 512 99 413
2008 690 108 582
2009 760 110 650
2010 758 112 646
2011 835 118 717
2012 1,076 131 945
2013 1,168 128 1,040
2014 1,761 230 1,531
2015 2,301 242 2,059

Want to know about the popularity of the August baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 42,297 babies born with the name August in the United States. That's more than enough Augusts to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 210 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "August" was in 2015 with a total of 2,059 babies. (That's a lot of baby Augusts)

According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "August" ranks #84 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 95 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 2015. Across the entire United States a total of 2,301 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "August" mean? The list below shows the origins of August as well as things modernly associated with the name August such as celebrities named August.

Origin and Meaning of August

The name "August" is of English origin, and it means "Great". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Au*gust"
Of a quality inspiring mingled admiration and reverence; having an aspect of solemn dignity or grandeur; sublime; majestic; having exalted birth, character, state, or authority.

Etymology: L. augustus; cf. augere to increase; in the language of religion, to honor by offerings: cf. F. auguste. See Augment

noun Au"gust
The eighth month of the year, containing thirty-one days.

Note: ☞ The old Roman name was Sextilis, the sixth month from March, the month in which the primitive Romans, as well as Jews, began the year. The name was changed to August in honor of Augustus Cæsar, the first emperor of Rome, on account of his victories, and his entering on his first consulate in that month.

Etymology: L. Augustus. See note below, and August (a.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The month following July and preceding September
  2. Profoundly honored
  3. Of or befitting a lord ("of august lineage")

August Strindberg

August Strindberg is a playwright o novelist o essayist o poet o painter. August was born in 1849 as Johan August Strindberg in Stockholm, Sweden.

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August Wilson

August Wilson is an author and playwright. August was born in 1945 as Frederick August Kittel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

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Other Inspirations for the Name August

August Alsina
August Alsina Blind
August Birthstone
August Burns Red
August Calendar
August Holidays
August Maturo
August 25
August 26
August 27
August 27 2015
August 27 Mars

Alternative Meanings

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

U is for unbreakable, your spirit is strong.

G is for glow, the warmth of your smile.

U is for unite, you bring people together.

S is for select, as few are chosen.

T is for tender, loving nature.

Your name in reverse order is "Tsugua". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Stuuag". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for August born Feb 6, 1994

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Portugal approximately on 900. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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