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August

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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

Fun Facts about the name August

  • How many people with the first name August have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 42,297 babies born with the first name August in the United States. That's more than enough people named August to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named August? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 210 new born babies.
  • When was August first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name August is Sunday, April 30th, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named August born? The highest recorded use of the first name August was in 2015 with a total of 2,059 babies. That's a lot of babies named August!
  • Random August Factoid: According to the 1914 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name August ranks 82nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 31 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1914.
  • Weird things about the name August: Your name in reverse order is Tsugua. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Staugu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name August? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,456 people with the last name August.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of August? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have August as their last name.

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Popularity of August as a first name

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Popularity of August as a last name

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Common last names for August

  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Meyer
  • Anderson
  • Schmidt
  • Schultz
  • Smith
  • Nelson
  • Mueller
  • Peterson
  • Carlson
  • Becker
  • Schneider
  • Wagner
  • Fischer
  • Schroeder
  • Olson
  • Martin
  • Krueger

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity August U.S.
  White 65.13% 64.26%
  African American 27.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.93% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.29% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.04% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.31% 16.26%

Of Last Name August

People with the last name August are most frequently White or African American

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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.

English

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")

Early Middle English August(us), re-Latinized from Old English Agustus, from Late Latin Agustus, from Latin augustus (“month of August”), from the agnomen Augustus (“venerable”) of Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus, possibly from either Old Latin *augos, increase, from Proto-Indo-European base *aug- (“to increase”); or Latin avis (“bird”), referring to divination by observing bird flights, singing, feeding or entrails, from Proto-Indo-European *awi-, bird; + Latin garrire (“to chatter”), from Proto-Indo-European base *gar-/*ger-, to cry, of imitative origin

  1. The eighth month of the Roman, Julian, and Gregorian calendars, following July and preceding September.
  2. A female given name derived from the month (rare modern usage).

In some cases a month name from English. In other cases inspired by the common German given name August, from Latin Augustus.

  1. A male given name.

    August was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Danish, Estonian, Ewe, Faroese, Finnish, German, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Old Prussian, Scots, and Swedish

    Notable Persons With the Name August

    August Ames

    August Ames is a leading somebody. August was born on August 23rd, 1994.

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    August Alsina

    August Alsina is a contemporary r&b, hip hop music, and hip hop soul musician. He was most prominent from 2007 to 2007. August was given the name August Anthony Alsina, Jr. on September 3rd, 1992 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

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    August Landmesser

    August Landmesser was an influential individual. August was born on May 24th, 1910. He died in 1944.

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    August Strindberg

    August Strindberg was a writer. August was given the name Johan August Strindberg on January 22nd, 1849 in Stockholm. He died on May 14th, 1912.

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    August von Mackensen

    August von Mackensen is a military person. His military service ended in 1919.

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    August Coppola

    August Coppola was a famed individual. August was given the name August Floyd Coppola on February 16th, 1934 in Hartford, Connecticut. He left this life on October 27th, 2009.

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    • August Diehl
      (actor)
    • August Kekulé
      (scientist)
    • August Macke
      (artist)
    • August Möbius
      (scientist)
    • August Sander
      (photographer)
    • August Horch
      (notable person)
    • August Weismann
      (scientist)
    • August Bebel
      (turning)
    • August Eigruber
      (nazi gauleiter of oberdonau)
    • August Wilhelm von Hofmann
      (scientist)
    • August Belmont
      (financier)
    • August von Kotzebue
      (writer)
    • August Graf Neidhardt von Gneisenau
      (military person)
    • August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben
      (poet)

    Notable Persons With the Last Name August

    Stanisław II August

    Stanisław II August was royalty. They were most active from 1764 to 1795. Stanisław was born as the child of Stanisław Poniatowski (1676–1762) and Konstancja Czartoryska (1700–1759) on January 17th, 1732 in Vowchyn. They left this life on February 12th, 1798.

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    Ernst August

    Ernst August is royalty. Their ongoing career started in 1987. Ernst was born as the child of Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover (1914–1987) and Princess Ortrud of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg on February 26th, 1954 in Hanover.

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    Pernilla August

    Pernilla August is an actor, film director, and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1975. Pernilla was given the name Mia Pernilla Hertzman-Ericson on February 13th, 1958 in Stockholm.

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    Denise Quiñones

    Denise Quiñones is a beauty queen. She holds the title Miss Lares Universe 2001, Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2001, Miss Universe 2001, Lares, Puerto Rico, and List of Miss Puerto Rico titleholders. Denise was given the name Denise Marie Quiñones August on September 9th, 1980 in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

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    John August

    John August is a screenwriter, film director, director, and producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. John was given the name John Meise on August 4th, 1970 in Boulder, Colorado.

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    Bille August

    Bille August is a film director. He was most prominent from 1978 to present. Bille was born on November 9th, 1948 in Brede, Denmark.

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    What does the name August mean?

    Ais for articulate, a regular wordsmith

    Uis for unite, you bring people together.

    Gis for golden, memories you share.

    Uis for uncanny, the way you know what to do.

    Sis for special, you are, you know!

    Tis for try, as hard as you can

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