Augustus: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Augustus

Derived from the Latin word “augere,” meaning “to increase,” this name means “magnificent.” But you’ll think he’s magnificent no matter what you name him.

Nicknames:

Auggie, Gus.

Famous people named Augustus:

U.S. Congressmen Augustus Hall, Augustus Frank, and Augustus Maxwell; U.S. Senators Augustus Dodge and Augustus Bacon; skier Gus Kenworthy; playwright Augustus Thomas.

Fun fact:

Augustus Gloop was the name of the gluttonous boy in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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