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I actually had a friend (who was a girl) with this name.
-- arrowhead909  9/17/2005
From the Latin word meaning majestic dignity or grandeur. C. Julius Caesar Octavianus (grand nephew and heir of Julius Caesar) was given several honors by the Senate of Rome, among them was the name change to Imperator Caesar Augustus, on January 16, 27 B.C.
Not long afterwards, another honor was bestowed upon Caesar when the Calendar was reworked, and a month was created in his honor, the month of August, following the month of July, which honors his mentor and grand-uncle, Julius Caesar, who had been murdered by the senate on March 15, 44 B.C.
-- steters  9/27/2005
August Strindberg is a famous Swedish writer.
-- Anonymous User  12/17/2005
On the T.V. show "Third Rock from the Sun," August was the name of Tommy Solomon's girlfriend. She was played by Shay Astar.
-- breakofday  1/7/2006
I once worked with a little boy named August. We called him Auggie. At first, I didn't like the name, and I still don't like August much, but I thought Auggie was quite cute and that it fit him well.
-- krmnky  2/14/2006
Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann named their son August.
-- KylieXxX  7/5/2006
German pronunciation: OW-goost. [noted -ed]
Considered very old fashioned in Germany.
-- JHK  9/2/2006
August has always been a girl's name to me, like April, ya know. Well whatever, I like the name anyways.
-- classy  9/23/2006
I prefer this name for a boy. Which is funny as I tend to prefer month, season, gemstone, etc names for a girl. I don't mind August for a girl, though.
-- Belle  3/21/2007
August is a great name, very strong. Purely masculine in my book.
-- nothingshortoftragic  6/21/2007
August Sander (1876-1964) German photographer best known for his pictures of German people in his book "People of the Twentieth Century" ("Menschen des 20 Jahrhunderts").
-- SMHRS  9/1/2007
Frederick August Wilson, known professionally as August Wilson, is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. He is best known for his Pittsburgh cycle of plays, depicting the African American experience through the 20th century. Of these, the most famous are Fences and The Piano Lesson.
-- sarescent  10/10/2007
Not necessarily famous, but there is a new movie out titled August Rush, with August being the "stage name" of Evan Taylor, who is trying to find his parents through music.
-- BoiCrazii  2/22/2008
I find August incontrovertibly masculine -- I adore the name.
-- Wordsmith  3/15/2008
This, along with May and June, is one month name that doesn't sound weird as a name for a person. It sounds a bit old-fashioned, though, but not ridiculously so. There's no logical reason not to use it on both sexes, even though August is a masculine name in other languages than English. This name isn't a great source of nicknames, though. Augie? Ew!
-- slight night shiver  5/15/2008
I named my son this with the plan of nicknaming him Gus.
-- RedGyl  5/18/2008
This name is so incredibly handsome and very mod. I adore it for a boy, and plan on nameing my future son this and calling him Gus and Gus-gus, like the little mouse in Cinderella. I do like Augie though, I don't think it is "ew" in the slightest.
-- Chanel  5/20/2008
Country singer Garth Brooks & his exwife named one of their daughters August.
-- RooRoo  9/8/2008
It would be cool if a boy twin was named August and a girl twin was named April.
-- Kerules  4/5/2009
I really like this name for some reason. It is my favourite month name and I think that it would be prefect for any age. I personally think that it is a name that can be taken seriously the older someone gets. :DD
-- Anonymous User  6/9/2009
I don't like this name because of how it has 'Gus' in it.
-- -Julia-  7/23/2009
Also used in Croatia.
-- goricar  11/15/2009
August Ć enoa (1838-1881) was a famous Croatian writer.
-- goricar  11/15/2009
August was extremely popular in Sweden in the late 1800s. Approximately 1/4 of all boys born were given the name August (first or middle name). August is again popular in Sweden and has been on the top 100 for several years.
-- CN  12/20/2009
I think August is a very strong and masculine name!
-- Anonymous User  1/2/2010
August is also the Occitan form of Augustus.
-- Lucille  3/22/2010
August is one of the Boatwright Sisters in "The Secret Life of Bees".
-- Milena Scialfa  4/15/2010
Sounds to me like some snorting, rainbow-doting hippy parents from the 60's simply don't want to let go of the good-'ol-dayz. I would never name a child this, nor any other nature or month name (which has seemingly become a trend, unfortunately).
Can you imagine an "August Smith," "August Lovegood," in the serious work place? A lawyer? Business man (if he wants to sell colored beads and incense, then by all means)? A soldier? On a male, nevertheless? I shall answer... negative.
-- Anonymous User  12/3/2010
I've only known girls named August. It's a month name so it seems feminine. But there are no good nicknames. Auggie and Augie sound like choking and Gus sounds horrible to me but I don't know why.
-- Ranchie  3/7/2011
I honestly don't think this name needs a nickname. It's only two syllables!
-- Anonymous User  4/22/2011
I love this name! It has an classic yet unique feel. I think it's a strong, smart, and masculine name, fitting for any age. I am actually expecting my first child in October and plan on naming him August Edward.
-- LauraLoo  6/23/2011
I like August for a boy. To the person who said it's a hippie name, August is more likely to be a grandparent of a hippie than a lovechild, as the name was most popular in the U.S. in the 1800s. I could certainly see a professional man with the name August.
-- emroki  7/30/2011
I love the name August for a boy. It's masculine and handsome. I think it's awful, try hard, masculine, hippy-ish and just UGLY on a girl. I think Auggie is cute when he's younger and Gus is cool as a joke-ish nickname, which I could see myself doing since I'm just that kind of person.

I could easily see myself naming my son August.
-- LittleSamGirl  8/18/2011
August (1887-1949) was the son of Wilhelm II, German Emperor and his wife Augusta.
-- CarolinW  6/12/2012
August (1569-1572) was the son of Augustus, Elector of Saxony and his wife Anna of Denmark.
-- CarolinW  6/21/2012
August (1589-1615) was the son of Christian I, Elector of Saxony and his wife Sophie.
-- CarolinW  7/16/2012
August (1614-1680) was the son of John George I, Elector of Saxony and his wife Sibylle.
-- CarolinW  7/18/2012
August (1722-1758) was the son of King Frederick William I of Prussia and his wife Sophie.
-- CarolinW  7/18/2012
There is a German actor named August Diehl.
-- Antique_Cherub  8/5/2012
I love this name but it reminds me of the guy from water for elephants.
-- Anonymous User  1/11/2013
I love this name! It would be so cute to meet a little boy named August!
-- Oohvintage  1/12/2013
My son, who was (ironically) born in December 2008, is named August. He is now 5 1/2 and absolutely loves his name, and he gets compliments on it quite often. Despite the fact that it's a month name, I find it extremely masculine and handsome. I've had a few people tell me how '1800's' the name is, which I have to agree, it is, and that's what I love about it. It's got an old world feel to it, and is not very commonly found on little boys today. It was very important to me to choose a name that will not only sound cute on a little boy, but respectable on a man. The name leaves an impression, people who meet my son rarely forget his name. Some of his relatives ocassionally call him Gus or even Gussie, which I don't mind, but I wouldn't use. I can see this name rising in popularity as a lot of old fashioned names have done recently, especially for girls. I highly recommend this name if you're considering it, I haven't had any regrets about choosing it for my little boy!
-- Isabel Price  8/12/2013
August is definitely a boys' name. It sounds horrible on girls. If you like it on girls, go with Augusta instead.
-- Buneary  9/10/2013
I am having my first child in about a week and his name is going to be August. I think it is a very strong and masculine name. I think the people on here who say awful things about it should look into getting a life and possibly spewing hate about things worth hating like child abuse, and world hunger. It was my grandfathers name, so naturally I take negative things said about it. But truly I find it a fabulous name for a boy. One of the few "rare" boy names that doesn't sound girly or wimpy. I absolutely love it, and am thrilled to be having a little boy I can call August. Or auggie. Or gus. Or probably just August since I'm not much for nicknames :)
-- 1stTimeMom  10/2/2013
August Anheiser-Busch.
-- 1stTimeMom  10/2/2013
'August' is the miserable cousin of 'Summer.' It's so dour and the 'Gus' part makes me think of Gussets' in underwear or tights. 'Uptight!
-- Bluefield  11/20/2013
I can't believe some of the negative comments about this name, I think it's unnecessary. My son is August as well as my father, grandfather, great and great great grandfather. They were all very strong, successful German men, except for my son, who is only a teenager. Very masculine.
-- hflo  2/16/2014
August Rush, child-character form the movie called (guess what) August Rush. He's a music genius, and the movie has a modern-day Oliver Twist feel to it.
-- Anonymous User  4/12/2014
I absolutely love this name, I want to name my son August.
-- Penelope Otten  9/23/2014

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