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August Name Popularity

How popular is the name August? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 176 120 0.0341%
1911 193 113 0.0303%
1912 173 305 0.0605%
1913 172 366 0.0646%
1914 163 507 0.0728%
1915 161 680 0.0748%
1916 179 643 0.0666%
1917 182 631 0.0631%
1918 207 578 0.0539%
1919 205 579 0.0553%
1920 212 579 0.0521%
1921 219 570 0.0498%
1922 230 552 0.0495%
1923 243 499 0.0446%
1924 239 536 0.0462%
1925 256 469 0.0415%
1926 272 402 0.0365%
1927 264 440 0.0397%
1928 277 382 0.0357%
1929 264 412 0.0398%
1930 271 400 0.0383%
1931 271 376 0.0381%
1932 296 316 0.032%
1933 292 301 0.0323%
1934 316 256 0.0265%
1935 335 225 0.0232%
1936 327 233 0.0242%
1937 319 244 0.0248%
1938 349 211 0.0206%
1939 367 196 0.0193%
1940 358 213 0.02%
1941 393 179 0.0159%
1942 361 243 0.0192%
1943 394 204 0.0156%
1944 381 210 0.0169%
1945 422 158 0.013%
1946 414 195 0.0132%
1947 437 203 0.0122%
1948 431 202 0.0127%
1949 434 198 0.0123%
1950 455 169 0.0105%
1951 482 157 0.0093%
1952 507 149 0.0085%
1953 477 169 0.0095%
1954 523 145 0.0079%
1955 584 116 0.0063%
1956 560 137 0.0073%
1957 567 139 0.0072%
1958 629 103 0.0054%
1959 612 116 0.0061%
1960 642 103 0.0054%
1961 608 125 0.0066%
1962 653 93 0.0051%
1963 665 93 0.0052%
1964 687 81 0.0046%
1965 724 61 0.0037%
1966 710 65 0.0042%
1967 686 75 0.0049%
1968 733 59 0.0039%
1969 707 76 0.0049%
1970 745 76 0.0048%
1971 749 74 0.0049%
1972 788 58 0.0043%
1973 939 33 0.0025%
1974 750 71 0.0055%
1975 853 51 0.004%
1976 790 67 0.0052%
1977 886 52 0.0039%
1978 878 52 0.0039%
1979 852 60 0.0043%
1980 883 57 0.0039%
1981 958 45 0.0031%
1982 872 60 0.004%
1983 1,033 36 0.0024%
1984 869 60 0.004%
1985 855 64 0.0042%
1986 784 85 0.0056%
1987 915 61 0.004%
1988 926 64 0.0041%
1989 812 103 0.0064%
1990 867 92 0.0056%
1991 837 103 0.0063%
1992 815 115 0.0072%
1993 815 118 0.0076%
1994 794 125 0.0081%
1995 672 196 0.013%
1996 722 169 0.0113%
1997 662 201 0.0136%
1998 596 266 0.0178%
1999 619 244 0.0163%
2000 632 250 0.0164%
2001 660 233 0.0155%
2002 690 217 0.0145%
2003 655 261 0.0172%
2004 682 248 0.0163%
2005 645 289 0.0189%
2006 616 340 0.0217%
2007 608 366 0.0232%
2008 484 536 0.0347%
2009 433 607 0.0406%
2010 424 609 0.0423%
2011 385 703 0.0493%
2012 329 922 0.0647%
2013 319 1,000 0.0702%
2014 239 1,522 0.1045%
2015 193 2,078 0.1428%
2016 192 2,074 0.1438%
2017 190 2,031 0.1455%
2018 170 2,252 0.1639%
2019 166 2,353 0.1738%
2020 157 2,305 0.1811%

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Names Like August

If you like August, you’ll love these other names like August.


What names are variants of August?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name August.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Agostino

Great, magnificient

Latin

Agosto

Great, magnificient

Latin

Agustin

Great, magnificient

Latin

Agustine

Great, magnificient

Latin

Agustino

Great, magnificient

Latin

Agustus

Great, magnificient

Latin

Augie

Great, magnificient

Latin

Auguste

Great, magnificient

Latin

Augustin

Great, magnificient

Latin

Augustine

Great, magnificient

Latin

Augustino

Great, magnificient

Latin

Augusto

Great, magnificient

Latin

Augustus

Great, magnificient

Latin

Augy

Great, magnificient

Latin

Austen

Great, magnificient

Latin

Austin

Great

English

Gus

Latin

Guss

Great, magnificient; royal staff; staff of the gods

Scandinavian


What names sound like August?

If you like how August sounds, you might also like these names that sound like August.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Agoston

Great, magnificient

Latin

Aguistin

Great, magnificient

Latin

Augustyn

Great, magnificient

Latin


Lists With August

Find inspiration in these baby boy name lists featuring the name August.


Siblings of August

Mamas with kids named August also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Lachlan

From the land of lakes

Irish

Amberlea
Fritz

A nickname for Friedrich, Frederick, etc.

German

Klaus

Victory of the people

German

Otto

Wealth

German

Mathilda

Mighty in battle

German

16 Comments

  1. I wanted an “A” name to honor my grandfather. August means “reverence” and has so many amazing nickname options (Gus, Augie) but also works as a distinguished adult name.

  2. It’s my husband’s middle name and a family name.

  3. It is my great great grandfather’s name 🙂

  4. Just thought it was a nice name

  5. We were going through a list of potential names, it was one of the last ones we saw, when I said it out loud to my so, we both knew right away that it was the one for us and our new baby. It just clicked, after that, no other name compared.
    We love that it’s original and not very common, yet it’s still classic and timeless.

  6. I loved the sound of it. My husband thought it sounded strong.

  7. We chose the name August because it means great and magnificent. It is a strong name derived from Augustus that has an air of confidence and empowerment to it. We call him Auggie as a nickname!

  8. I chose August because it is a classic name that is not common. I like think of an intelligent man with a quiet demeanor when I think of ‘August.’

  9. My husband and I literally went through thousands of names. We wanted a solid name that paired well with his last name and if it had a likable nickname would be a great bonus. “Augie” is the nickname we are going with, not Gus (which is the only possible dislike of this name that could come up). While there isn’t any nostalgic or personal reason to pick the name, it did turn out that our first ultrasound where we could actually see our baby was in the month of August. But that was pure coincidence.

  10. I chose the name August because fall is my favorite season in the Midwest. We fully expected our baby to come a few days early, in August. Our child was born on the first of September but we were already sold on the name and all of its potential adorable nicknames (we like Gus!).

  11. All of our children’s names come from within our family tree and have a German heritage. My eldest son and my paternal great-great grandfather share the same first and last names. He was the first of our family to immigrate from Germany and family legend says he was tough as nails. We wanted names that we unique but not impossible to say or pronounce. We liked that it could also be for a boy or girl. And we could use the nickname Gus if we wanted. Our August is 5 years old now and he’s absolutely an August! Fiery, strong, independent!

  12. We only loved this name for our boy. It’s strong but not too common. We fell in love with Augie for short too. We get so many comments about his name.

  13. He was due September 20th but came August 25th. We already wanted an A name and thought that August was perfect for him.

  14. The name August was a name my husband and I spiritually believed was meant for our son. We didn’t know the gender until birth, but when we saw him it just fit so perfectly. He shares his fathers middle name Allan.
    What we didn’t know was that the man who abandoned my husband’s father was named Augustus so my FIL wasn’t too happy. But, now everyone loves it and him so much they don’t even care.

    Our son, August, is a very intense and smart baby but seems very picky so far! He is such a joy and SO handsome!

  15. We chose the name August because it was my great grandfather’s name, and it comes up often in my family tree, and I wanted to honor my German heritage. We also call him Augie. It is traditionally a man’s name, but recently it’s become more gender neutral so some people have assumed my son was a girl. His middle name is Eugene and I’m really happy we picked this name 🙂

  16. It was an unusal name that sounded normal. There are good nicknames: my son will respond to both August and Gus.


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