Infographic of Augustus name meaning, which is “Possessing venerably majestic grandeur.” Derived from the Latin augere, to increase. Among the Romans, a title of honor and majesty, first conferred upon Octavianus Caesar. Feminine form: Augusta.
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Augustus Name Popularity

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

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 347 22 0.0062%
1911 372 24 0.0064%
1912 371 66 0.0131%
1913 373 85 0.015%
1914 376 118 0.0169%
1915 435 115 0.0127%
1916 459 110 0.0114%
1917 473 106 0.0106%
1918 465 121 0.0113%
1919 457 129 0.0123%
1920 464 130 0.0117%
1921 461 137 0.012%
1922 489 120 0.0108%
1923 447 147 0.0131%
1924 524 108 0.0093%
1925 476 121 0.0107%
1926 512 103 0.0094%
1927 507 108 0.0098%
1928 507 109 0.0102%
1929 613 64 0.0062%
1930 562 80 0.0077%
1931 538 80 0.0081%
1932 474 109 0.011%
1933 625 50 0.0054%
1934 627 56 0.0058%
1935 658 45 0.0046%
1936 635 47 0.0049%
1937 710 36 0.0037%
1938 579 67 0.0065%
1939 689 40 0.0039%
1940 610 59 0.0056%
1941 708 39 0.0035%
1942 583 74 0.0059%
1943 650 58 0.0044%
1944 618 60 0.0048%
1945 657 49 0.004%
1946 630 64 0.0043%
1947 762 44 0.0026%
1948 658 63 0.0039%
1949 724 52 0.0032%
1950 838 31 0.0019%
1951 765 46 0.0027%
1952 671 65 0.0037%
1953 781 45 0.0025%
1954 729 59 0.0032%
1955 780 47 0.0026%
1956 874 34 0.0018%
1957 838 41 0.0021%
1958 987 25 0.0013%
1959 930 31 0.0016%
1960 1,080 19 0.001%
1961 1,034 21 0.0011%
1962 1,114 15 0.0008%
1963 969 25 0.0014%
1964 973 26 0.0015%
1965 929 26 0.0016%
1966 985 21 0.0013%
1967 877 31 0.002%
1968 1,673 5 0.0003%
1969 1,087 18 0.0012%
1970 1,010 28 0.0018%
1971 1,178 18 0.0012%
1972 1,770 5 0.0004%
1973 1,127 18 0.0014%
1974 1,855 5 0.0004%
1975 1,698 6 0.0005%
1976 1,381 12 0.0009%
1977 1,765 6 0.0004%
1978 1,925 5 0.0004%
1979 0 0%
1980 0 0%
1981 1,323 18 0.0012%
1982 1,585 11 0.0007%
1983 1,359 16 0.0011%
1984 1,505 13 0.0009%
1985 1,675 10 0.0007%
1986 1,670 11 0.0007%
1987 1,693 12 0.0008%
1988 1,663 14 0.0009%
1989 1,320 29 0.0018%
1990 1,213 40 0.0024%
1991 1,074 58 0.0036%
1992 1,024 67 0.0042%
1993 991 72 0.0046%
1994 942 86 0.0056%
1995 933 90 0.006%
1996 1,002 75 0.005%
1997 1,067 72 0.0049%
1998 982 92 0.0061%
1999 998 91 0.0061%
2000 1,107 78 0.0051%
2001 978 107 0.0071%
2002 896 133 0.0089%
2003 880 143 0.0094%
2004 831 163 0.0107%
2005 779 201 0.0131%
2006 845 188 0.012%
2007 790 223 0.0141%
2008 787 228 0.0148%
2009 804 220 0.0147%
2010 785 223 0.0155%
2011 768 237 0.0166%
2012 680 298 0.0209%
2013 685 293 0.0206%
2014 542 462 0.0317%
2015 456 617 0.0424%
2016 447 641 0.0445%
2017 411 707 0.0507%
2018 458 589 0.0429%
2019 454 608 0.0449%

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Names Like Augustus

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What names are diminutives of Augustus?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Augustus sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Augustus, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Gus

Latin

Gustus

Royal staff; staff of the gods

Scandinavian


What names are variants of Augustus?

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Agostino

Great, magnificient

Latin

Auggie

Great, magnificient

Latin

Augie

Great, magnificient

Latin

Auguste

Great, magnificient

Latin

Augustin

Great, magnificient

Latin

Augusto

Great, magnificient

Latin

Augy

Great, magnificient

Latin

Austen

Great, magnificient

Latin

Austin

Great

English

Austyn

Great, magnificient

Latin

Gus

Latin

Guss

Great, magnificient; royal staff; staff of the gods

Scandinavian

Gussie

One choice; great, magnificient; royal staff; staff of the gods

Scandinavian

Guus

Great, magnificient

Latin


What names sound like Augustus?

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Agustus

Great, magnificient

Latin

Augustyn

Great, magnificient

Latin


What names are similar to Augustus?

Find a name that’s like Augustus, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
August

To increase

Latin

Augustine

Great, magnificient

Latin


Lists With Augustus

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


Siblings of Augustus

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Theodore

God's gift

Greek

Clara

Bright and clear

Latin

June

Month of June

Latin

Jacob

Supplanter

Hebrew

Gabriel

God is my strength

Hebrew

5 Comments

  1. Great

  2. Augustus Voss was the first immigrant in my husbands family to come to the US.

  3. My baby’s name is Augustus Eugene, his daddy is a huge lonesome dove fan, so Augustus has always been his name, before we even knew about him! And Eugene is my husbands late grandfathers middle name. He’s a special boy, and we call his Gus?

  4. Mighty, big name. Loved it?

  5. My son’s middle name is Augustus named after a main character in the western movie Lonesome Dove. “Gus” is a main cowboy character and I grew up a cowgirl (rodeo). My dad is a huge western film and book fan, and I first watched Lonesome Dove as a young kid. It’s such a fantastic, classic story. My dad calls him Gus, and he can choose to go by that when he gets older if he wants.


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