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Meaning and Origin

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  1. Roman statesman who established the Roman Empire and became emperor in 27 BC; defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra in 31 BC at Actium (63 BC - AD 14)
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From Latin augustus (“majestic”).

  1. The Roman emperor Augustus, also called Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (63 BCE - 14 CE); heir to Julius Caesar
  2. A male given name, risen in popularity since the 18th century.

Augustus was also found in the following language(s): Afrikaans and Latin

Notable Persons Named Augustus

Augustus is royalty. His career lasted from -27 to -27. Augustus was born as the child of Gaius Octavius (praetor 61 BC), Julius Caesar, and Atia Balba Caesonia in Rome.

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Augustus Prew is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2001. Augustus was given the name Augustus Art Prew on September 17th, 1987 in Westminster, London, England, UK. Augustus is also known as Prew and Augustus Art.

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Owsley Stanley was an audio engineer. Owsley was given the name Augustus Owsley Stanley III on January 19th, 1935 in Kentucky, United States. Owsley is also known as Bear. He passed away on March 12th, 2011.

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Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin was an architect. Augustus was born on March 1st, 1812 in Keppel Street, Bloomsbury, London. He died on September 14th, 1852.

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Augustus Saint-Gaudens was an artist in the field of sculpture. Augustus was born on March 1st, 1848 in Dublin. He breathed his last breath on August 3rd, 1907.

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Augustus De Morgan was a in the field of logic. Augustus was born on June 27th, 1806 in Madurai. He died on March 18th, 1871.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Augustus

Augustus is royalty. His career lasted from -27 to -27. Augustus was born as the child of Gaius Octavius (praetor 61 BC), Julius Caesar, and Atia Balba Caesonia in Rome.

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Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus is a monarch. His most notable accomplishments were from 161 to 180.

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Romulus Augustus is royalty. He holds the title Emperor of the, Emperorof the, and Western Roman Empire. His ongoing career started in 31.

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Sigismund II Augustus was royalty. His career lasted from 1548 to 1569. Sigismund was born as the child of Sigismund I the Old and Bona Sforza on August 1st, 1520 in Kraków, Poland. He left this life on July 7th, 1572.

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Ernest Augustus was royalty. He holds the title Elector-designate of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg. His ongoing career started in 1692. Ernest was born as the child of George, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and Anne Eleonore of Hesse-Darmstadt on November 20th, 1629 in Herzberg am Harz. He passed away on January 23rd, 1698.

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Seimone Augustus is a basketball player for the Minnesota Lynx, Dynamo Moscow (women's basketball), WBC Spartak Moscow Region, and Dynamo Kursk in the Women's National Basketball Association. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to present. Seimone was born on April 30th, 1984 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 74 0 74
1881 51 0 51
1882 65 0 65
1883 53 0 53
1884 65 0 65
1885 69 0 69
1886 58 0 58
1887 51 0 51
1888 66 0 66
1889 35 0 35
1890 43 0 43
1891 38 0 38
1892 48 0 48
1893 56 0 56
1894 47 0 47
1895 50 0 50
1896 53 0 53
1897 47 0 47
1898 48 0 48
1899 31 0 31
1900 45 0 45
1901 35 0 35
1902 43 0 43
1903 24 0 24
1904 44 0 44
1905 45 0 45
1906 27 0 27
1907 41 0 41
1908 33 0 33
1909 43 0 43
1910 54 0 54
1911 53 0 53
1912 106 0 106
1913 116 0 116
1914 154 0 154
1915 162 0 162
1916 148 0 148
1917 149 0 149
1918 171 5 166
1919 176 0 176
1920 165 0 165
1921 171 0 171
1922 169 5 164
1923 183 0 183
1924 155 0 155
1925 163 0 163
1926 137 0 137
1927 155 0 155
1928 145 0 145
1929 105 0 105
1930 121 0 121
1931 109 0 109
1932 149 0 149
1933 97 0 97
1934 105 0 105
1935 101 0 101
1936 103 0 103
1937 92 0 92
1938 105 0 105
1939 86 0 86
1940 94 0 94
1941 83 0 83
1942 110 0 110
1943 100 0 100
1944 95 0 95
1945 89 0 89
1946 106 0 106
1947 92 0 92
1948 105 0 105
1949 94 0 94
1950 77 0 77
1951 91 0 91
1952 108 0 108
1953 96 0 96
1954 98 0 98
1955 89 0 89
1956 67 0 67
1957 92 0 92
1958 63 0 63
1959 72 0 72
1960 59 0 59
1961 68 0 68
1962 57 0 57
1963 65 0 65
1964 63 0 63
1965 67 0 67
1966 59 0 59
1967 60 0 60
1968 54 0 54
1969 49 0 49
1970 66 0 66
1971 64 0 64
1972 56 0 56
1973 43 0 43
1974 39 0 39
1975 48 0 48
1976 54 0 54
1977 44 0 44
1978 48 0 48
1979 47 0 47
1980 51 0 51
1981 63 0 63
1982 46 0 46
1983 46 0 46
1984 50 0 50
1985 35 0 35
1986 39 0 39
1987 53 0 53
1988 60 0 60
1989 88 0 88
1990 98 0 98
1991 145 0 145
1992 140 0 140
1993 143 0 143
1994 153 0 153
1995 157 0 157
1996 137 0 137
1997 137 0 137
1998 153 0 153
1999 156 0 156
2000 159 0 159
2001 178 0 178
2002 197 0 197
2003 203 0 203
2004 211 0 211
2005 255 0 255
2006 247 0 247
2007 272 0 272
2008 277 0 277
2009 280 0 280
2010 290 0 290
2011 292 0 292
2012 340 0 340
2013 346 0 346
2014 502 0 502
2015 646 0 646
2016 670 0 670
2017 728 0 728

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Popularity of Augustus as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Augustus U.S.
  White 30.99% 64.26%
  African American 61.81% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.31% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.40% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.21% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.28% 16.26%

Of Last Name Augustus

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Fun Facts about the name Augustus

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  • How Popular is the name Augustus? Augustus is the 1,885th most popular name of all time. As a last name Augustus was the 10,697th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Augustus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,307 babies born with the first name Augustus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Augustus to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Augustus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 74 new born babies.
  • When was Augustus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Augustus is Friday, January 6th, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Augustus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Augustus was in 2017 with a total of 728 babies.
  • Random Augustus Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Augustus ranks 73rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Montana. Imagine that, 15 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Augustus: Your name in reverse order is Sutsugua. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tssuuaug. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Augustus? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,988 people with the last name Augustus.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Augustus? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Augustus as their last name.

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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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