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Meaning and Origin

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  1. A city in eastern Georgia north-northwest of Savannah; noted for golf tournaments
  2. The capital of the state of Maine
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From Latin Augusta, feminine of Augustus. The places are mostly named for British royalty.

  1. A female given name.
  2. The capital city of the state of Maine in the United States of America.
  3. A city in Arkansas
  4. A city in east central Georgia, USA also see Disgusta.
  5. A village in Illinois
  6. A city in Kansas
  7. A city in Kentucky
  8. A village in Michigan
  9. A city in Missouri
  10. A census-designated place in Montana
  11. A town in New York
  12. A township in Ontario
  13. A town in Sicily
  14. A town in Western Australia
  15. A city in Wisconsin
  16. A male given name

Augusta was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Danish, Faroese, German, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Augusta

Augusta Savage was a in the field of art. Augusta was given the name Augusta Christine Fells on February 29th, 1892 in Green Cove Springs, Florida. She passed away on March 27th, 1962.

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Augusta of Great Britain was royalty. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1780 to 1806. Augusta was born as the child of Frederick, Prince of Wales, and Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha on July 31st, 1737 in St James's Palace. She died on March 23rd, 1813.

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Peggy Cummins is an actress. She was most prominent from 1940 to 1961. Peggy was given the name Augusta Margaret Diane Fuller on December 18th, 1925 in Prestatyn.

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Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach was royalty. Her career lasted from 1861 to 1888. Augusta was born as the child of Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (1786–1859) on September 30th, 1811 in Weimar. She died on January 7th, 1890.

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Augusta Chiwy was a nurse. Augusta was born on June 6th, 1921 in Belgian Congo. She breathed her last breath on August 23rd, 2015.

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Lila Lee was an actress. She was most prominent from 1918 to 1967. Lila was given the name Augusta Appel on July 25th, 1901 in Union Hill, New Jersey, U.S. She left this life on November 13th, 1973.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Augusta

Princess Augusta was royalty. She holds the title Princess of Wales. Princess was born as the child of Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, and Princess Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst on November 30th, 1719 in Gotha. She died on February 8th, 1772.

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Lady Gregory Augusta was a dramatist, folklorist, theatre manager, playwright, and folklore. Lady was given the name Isabella Augusta on March 15th, 1852 in Roxborough, County Galway. She passed away on May 22nd, 1932.

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Her career lasted from 1816 to 1835. Princess was born as the child of Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria and Princess Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt on February 8th, 1792 in Mannheim. Princess is also known as Charlotte of Bavaria. She passed away on February 9th, 1873.

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Alexander was born on March 8th, 1825 in Norfolk. He breathed his last breath on December 21st, 1890.

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Princess was born as the child of Frederick Augustus I of Saxony and Amalie of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld on June 21st, 1782 in Dresden. She left this life on March 14th, 1863.

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Josef was born on November 24th, 1946.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 156 151 5
1881 157 157 0
1882 183 183 0
1883 213 213 0
1884 217 217 0
1885 223 223 0
1886 242 237 5
1887 221 221 0
1888 270 270 0
1889 281 273 8
1890 305 299 6
1891 256 256 0
1892 290 290 0
1893 267 260 7
1894 279 272 7
1895 296 288 8
1896 265 265 0
1897 241 236 5
1898 254 248 6
1899 235 228 7
1900 251 245 6
1901 238 225 13
1902 205 195 10
1903 212 205 7
1904 197 188 9
1905 226 216 10
1906 192 181 11
1907 221 213 8
1908 185 176 9
1909 193 179 14
1910 190 181 9
1911 198 192 6
1912 266 252 14
1913 275 253 22
1914 286 266 20
1915 387 369 18
1916 367 342 25
1917 351 325 26
1918 375 357 18
1919 330 290 40
1920 333 304 29
1921 312 287 25
1922 279 243 36
1923 267 251 16
1924 261 241 20
1925 235 214 21
1926 240 205 35
1927 209 183 26
1928 193 157 36
1929 157 130 27
1930 179 149 30
1931 143 127 16
1932 147 118 29
1933 151 132 19
1934 113 99 14
1935 126 99 27
1936 116 84 32
1937 104 87 17
1938 87 70 17
1939 100 77 23
1940 90 77 13
1941 113 89 24
1942 107 87 20
1943 108 87 21
1944 94 64 30
1945 62 49 13
1946 94 67 27
1947 78 59 19
1948 89 60 29
1949 79 55 24
1950 78 60 18
1951 80 54 26
1952 80 62 18
1953 94 59 35
1954 71 50 21
1955 57 32 25
1956 84 49 35
1957 56 40 16
1958 56 41 15
1959 58 41 17
1960 54 35 19
1961 38 28 10
1962 57 36 21
1963 58 43 15
1964 50 30 20
1965 37 25 12
1966 39 19 20
1967 35 20 15
1968 30 19 11
1969 40 27 13
1970 30 22 8
1971 44 30 14
1972 44 28 16
1973 37 26 11
1974 40 32 8
1975 74 68 6
1976 39 39 0
1977 53 44 9
1978 57 48 9
1979 42 35 7
1980 32 22 10
1981 32 19 13
1982 28 28 0
1983 33 28 5
1984 25 25 0
1985 40 35 5
1986 52 45 7
1987 55 48 7
1988 40 34 6
1989 43 38 5
1990 54 47 7
1991 64 59 5
1992 63 55 8
1993 56 48 8
1994 48 48 0
1995 37 37 0
1996 58 51 7
1997 44 44 0
1998 44 44 0
1999 38 38 0
2000 55 48 7
2001 36 31 5
2002 37 31 6
2003 43 43 0
2004 31 31 0
2005 31 31 0
2006 46 39 7
2007 36 36 0
2008 44 44 0
2009 37 37 0
2010 41 41 0
2011 31 31 0
2012 37 32 5
2013 37 37 0
2014 49 49 0
2015 48 48 0
2016 32 25 7
2017 66 66 0

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Popularity of Augusta as a first name

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Popularity of Augusta as a last name

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Common last names for Augusta

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Anderson
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Moore
  • White
  • Wilson
  • Martin
  • Peterson
  • Thomas
  • Nelson
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Augusta U.S.
  White 62.35% 64.26%
  African American 27.92% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.49% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.92% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.74% 16.26%

Of Last Name Augusta

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

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Fun Facts about the name Augusta

  • How Popular is the name Augusta? Augusta is the 1,783rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Augusta was the 24,370th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Augusta have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17,897 babies born with the first name Augusta in the United States. That's more than enough people named Augusta to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Augusta? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 156 new born babies.
  • When was Augusta first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Augusta is Saturday, January 5th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Augusta born? The highest recorded use of the first name Augusta was in 1915 with a total of 369 babies.
  • Random Augusta Factoid: According to the 1936 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Augusta is not a popular baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1936.
  • Weird things about the name Augusta: Your name in reverse order is Atsugua. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Satauug. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Augusta? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,028 people with the last name Augusta.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Augusta? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Augusta as their last name since less than 1 person in 286k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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