August: baby boy name meaning and popularity

August

The German form of the Latin name Augustus, meaning “magnificent.” You’ll think he’s magnificent no matter what, because it’s practically your job as his parent.

Nicknames:

Auggie, Gus.

Famous people named August:

Author and film executive August Ford Coppola; singer August Alsina; playwrights August Strindberg and August Wilson.

Fun fact:

The name August — more specifically, its nickname Auggie — has been recently in the spotlight thanks to RJ Palacio’s novel (and the resulting movie) Wonder.

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