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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Auguste

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From French auguste, from German (dumme) August.

  1. (theater) A kind of clown.

auguste was also found in the following language(s): French, Italian, Latin, and Novial

Notable Persons Named Auguste

Auguste Rodin was an artist. Auguste was given the name François-Auguste-René Rodin on November 12th, 1840 in Paris, France. He passed away on November 17th, 1917.


Auguste Comte was a philosopher. Auguste was born on January 19th, 1798 in Montpellier. He died on September 5th, 1857.


Brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière was a film director, cinematograph, filmmakers, and inventors. Brothers was given the name Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas Lumière, Louis Jean Lumière in 1862 in Besançon, France. They left this life in 1954.


Auguste was given the name Georges Auguste Escoffier on October 28th, 1846 in Villeneuve-Loubet, France. He died on February 12th, 1935.


Auguste Piccard was a scientist in the fields of physics, invention, and exploration. Auguste was given the name Auguste Antoine Piccard on January 28th, 1884 in Basel. He passed away on March 24th, 1962.


Auguste was born on May 16th, 1850 in Kassel, Germany. She died on April 8th, 1906.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Auguste

Zach Auguste is a basketball player for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's basketball in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Zach was born on July 8th, 1993 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


He holds the title Duc du Maine. Louis was born as the child of Louis XIV of France, Françoise-Athénaïs, and marquise de Montespan on March 31st, 1670 in Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye. He died on May 14th, 1736.


Donna was born in 1958.


Tancrède Auguste was a Minister of Interior, Police, President of Haiti, and List of heads of state of Haiti. Tancrède was born on March 16th, 1856 in Cap-Haïtien. He left this life on May 2nd, 1913.


She holds the title Duchess consort of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg and List of consorts of Holstein-Sonderburg. Princess was born as the child of Philip and Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg on June 27th, 1633 in Glücksburg. She died on May 26th, 1701.


Arsène Auguste was a soccer player for the RC Haïtien, New Jersey Brewers, Tampa Bay Rowdies (1975–93), Fort Lauderdale Strikers (1977–83), Pittsburgh Spirit, and Haiti national football team. Arsène was born on February 3rd, 1951 in Port-au-Prince. He passed away on March 30th, 1993.


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Popularity of Auguste as a last name

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Common last names for Auguste

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Common first names for Auguste

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Auguste U.S.
  White 9.09% 64.26%
  African American 82.92% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.78% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.20% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.81% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.19% 16.26%

Of Last Name Auguste

People with the last name Auguste are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Auguste

  • How Popular is the name Auguste? Auguste is the 20,915th most popular name of all time. As a last name Auguste was the 8,323rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Auguste have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 325 babies born with the first name Auguste in the United States. That's more than enough people named Auguste to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Auguste? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Auguste first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Auguste is Sunday, August 28th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Auguste born? The highest recorded use of the first name Auguste was in 2012 with a total of 20 babies.
  • Random Auguste Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Auguste is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Auguste: Your name in reverse order is Etsugua. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Gsuteau. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Auguste? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,981 people with the last name Auguste.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Auguste? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Auguste as their last name.

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