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The name is good, but Auggie reminds me of puking and Gus ruins the beauty of the name, Gussie even more. I like this way more then Augusto or anything.
XironDarkstar  4/18/2018
My son's name is August Lee.
We originally picked the name because it was unique and strong. But, later on I found out that one of my dad's favorite songs was about someone named August. Lee is after my dad and my husband.
Also, I found out that it’s mostly a German name (a lot of German people had that name)
And a German-American solider has that name, August Kautz. He was a union solider and later served as a person investigating the assassination of Lincoln. Which I thought was pretty cool.
Purepromise  2/14/2018
I'm a Summer and I have an August. It's a play on our names and a family name for my husband's stoic German ancestors. We call him Auggie, which I didn't like initially, but I love it now. It's super cute, not weird, but he's most likely never going to have 5 other August's in his class.
mylynn1377  1/11/2018
I like August for a boy, but the nicknames Auggie or Gus I dislike. I think August is pretty on its own. I would rather use it as a middle name though, like Robert August or Samuel August.
SapphireLace  1/9/2018
August Bebel was a socialist leader and activist, the founder of the Social Democratic Workers' Party of Germany, who was also known for speaking out against colonization, racism and misogyny right before the tipping point and rise of fascism in Germany.
― Anonymous User  8/17/2017
( German ) WWI General August Von Mackenson.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2017
I used to not care for this name at all but for a while now, I've come to tolerate it and to not think of it as "unusable" anymore. If I wanted to, I could use this name to honor a few closely related relatives who have or had an August birthday such as my father, my nephew & a deceased uncle, just to name a few.
However, I don't care about the name nearly enough to use it for a child of mine. For one thing, I cannot stand "Gus\Gussy" for the life of me.
― Anonymous User  3/4/2017
My son was named August because it's bold and stands out for a guy name. People always ask me what his name is.
shanell1983  11/29/2016
August Alsina is an American R&B singer.
S-Genesis  11/19/2016
I, as well as my father, carry the name August. My grandfather spelt differently is Augost. We are a German/Irish family with deep roots in both countries. Growing up here in the United States, I suffered unusual abuse growing up by other students and would fight with others physically for this. It wasn't until I was around 14 years of age that girls found this name of mine attractive. I was surprised as well. Now later in life nearing my mid 40's, when others try to demean my name or make fun, I simply ask them are you done acting out or do you wish to continue to embarrass yourself longer. No more fists are thrown and very rarely words either. I thought long and would fight daily asking myself would life be easier if I just changed my name. My father said to me at a young age he thought these same things but became a great man later in life because of such strife. And today I too am proud of my name and the battles to keep my head raised high no matter the circumstances.
― Anonymous User  11/9/2016
Something I would name a dog. The only months that make good names are June, April, and May.
Luvbug86  10/5/2016
As a man named August, I love this name. Of course, I do get the occasional "Were you born in August?" To which I answer that I was not. Also, I get "Is your sister's name September?" To which I answer that that would be ridiculous. Other than that, it's nice to have a unique name.
august941  9/17/2016
I am going to name my baby boy August, so I came up for some extra research and came across this. I definitely think this name has a masculine and strong feeling to it. I simply wanted my son to have a name starting with an A, so his name can always be in sort of front of life long list for... everything. He happened to be born on Aug 8 2016. I find that is kind of a sign for me. His name can't be more appropriate than August as I always want a name to start with an A.
Summer xu  8/11/2016
My first grandson is due in the next few weeks and one of the names my daughter has picked out is August. I absolutely love this name and I'm hoping that he ends up with that name. Even if he doesn't I might just call him that anyway!
Shazzam  8/1/2016
August Rush, August from WONDER, August from ONCE UPON A TIME...
Blaxworth  6/19/2016
The name August was unfortunately given to 242 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/17/2016
August is the 8th month and here is a fun fact: August is the most common month for babies being born (: February being the least common month for babies born. (Summer and Fall is where you tend to see an explosion of babies)

August: Good month, good name. I just wouldn't be keen on the nickname Gus or Gussy as I'm not too fond of them.
― Anonymous User  6/15/2016
I had known long before I even met the mother of my son that August was the name I wanted. I didn't know at that point that it was an antiquated name popular during the turn of the 20th century name (I'm in Canada). The reason I wanted that name was due to August being my birth month and the birth month of many close friends and family members. It just so happens that my son was born August 6th (same day as my two Aunts) 2009 a mere three days after my birthday. Although sad, I also wanted to commemorate a best friend who died of cancer, whose birthday was August 4th. So far, the reception has been nothing short of great. People seem to love the name and it suits him perfectly through each growing stage. I'd highly recommend naming a child August.
kebcharro  4/27/2016
My son is named August. My husband never liked the nicknames so we call him August. I don't doubt that at some point people may try to shorten it but this far, my five year old has shut down any attempts by classmates. It's a family name for us and when others have asked if he was born in August I always want to respond by saying "No. We didn't name him Thursday, either". I can only imagine how lazy I'd have to have been to name him November, like, couldn't come up with anything else so we just went with when he was born. I'm also surprised at the number of people who find it to be a feminine name. Augusta, yes. August? No.
― Anonymous User  4/17/2016
This is the only masculine month name.
January: Not a name.
February: Also not a name.
March: That would be kind of weird.
April: Feminine.
May: Feminine.
June: Feminine.
July: Ultra-weird.
August: Masculine.
September: "Hello, my name is September." What?
October: Not a name.
November: Also not a name.
December: Laughter erupts in the classroom as poor little December gets her name called on.
epicanna27  2/22/2016
My son's name is August, even though he was born in November. We call him Auggie and he decided his real name is Augusto, haha. He's a triplet so we wanted really strong, individual names. Which is funny to me that someone said they thought August and April would be cool twin names, since I was going to the opposite. I didn't want jack & jill type names. Anyway we all love his name and it certainly suits him!
OAKsmom  1/27/2016
One of my favorite names and one that I had hoped to use on our first son. It won't be happening, but I know I'll regret giving in to my husband later on. :) I would have affectionately called him 'auggie bear,' lol!
RLee  12/2/2015
August Maturo is an American child actor who plays Auggie Matthews on the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World.
Aili_Helen  10/27/2015
My favorite month is here! It's the time I welcomed a 10lb baby girl, it was an August moment! I wanted to choose a name that would withstand the test of time.

I am not a fan of feminizing names for the sake of gender identification. No other name fit her so August-Jane she is.

Coincidentally, a few years ago I discovered a southern writer from the 1800's who wrote a book "St Elmo's Fire" she had many other titles too, her name? Augusta Jane Evans. I bought the book for my August, she was amazed to see the name!

Happy to hear this name is in use for more girls, celebrities seem to like it too.
Mom of August  8/4/2015
August is absolutely handsome, sophisticated, and strong. It's also 100% masculine and would be inappropriate on a girl, just like June or May would be inappropriate on a boy. I adore August! It's so soft yet strong at the same time, it's my favorite boys name.
― Anonymous User  7/28/2015
I like this name... August. I didn't for the first several years of my life. I wanted a name that was 'normal' like Steve or Mike. My parents chose to name me after my father and grandfather, both named August. I'm not the 3rd because I have a different middle name. I never liked Augie as a nickname. Thats what my father goes by. I'm August or Aug. I never had a nickname until I was 20. Someone I worked with started to call me Number 8. I liked it and it stuck.

Later in life and in business I came to like it. People remember it. I found myself growing into it. It's a tradition to me now. So much so I named my son August. He'll choose if he likes Augie. I hope if he has a son he too will name him August.
TheBestName  7/26/2015
Sounds like it could be for a girl. Love the name for both genders!
lilpimpteller  5/17/2015
We named our son August Jacob. My grandpa's name was Auguste. I love this name so much. In my opinion it's a very masculine name, can't really see it as a name for a girl.
nicki777778  3/19/2015
99 percent of the world history uses this name for a boy. Giving this name to a girl would be like naming a boy Julia. None the wiser, no damage ha lol.
― Anonymous User  2/28/2015
My wife and I are expecting a second boy and August is at the top of our list (our first son is named Oliver). I'm a biologist and my favorite biologist is a German scientist named August Weismann, who lived in the 1800s...

So it's nice to read what others have to say about this name. I guess our boys will have the nicknames, "Ollie" and "Auggie" now...
kugino  1/21/2015
I named my son August-Storm. I love it- I think it sounds humble.
Mary52  1/9/2015
I absolutely love this name, I want to name my son August.
Penelope Otten  9/23/2014
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 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' 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 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 definitely a boys' name. It sounds horrible on girls. If you like it on girls, go with Augusta instead.
Buneary  9/10/2013
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
I love this name! It would be so cute to meet a little boy named August!
Oohvintage  1/12/2013
I love this name but it reminds me of the guy from water for elephants.
― Anonymous User  1/11/2013
There is a German actor named August Diehl.
Antique_Cherub  8/5/2012
August (1722-1758) was the son of King Frederick William I of Prussia and his wife Sophie.
CarolinW  7/18/2012
August (1614-1680) was the son of John George I, Elector of Saxony and his wife Sibylle.
CarolinW  7/18/2012
August (1589-1615) was the son of Christian I, Elector of Saxony and his wife Sophie.
CarolinW  7/16/2012
August (1569-1572) was the son of Augustus, Elector of Saxony and his wife Anna of Denmark.
CarolinW  6/21/2012
August (1887-1949) was the son of Wilhelm II, German Emperor and his wife Augusta.
CarolinW  6/12/2012
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
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 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 honestly don't think this name needs a nickname. It's only two syllables!
― Anonymous User  4/22/2011
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
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
August is one of the Boatwright Sisters in "The Secret Life of Bees".
Milena Scialfa  4/15/2010
August is also the Occitan form of Augustus.
Lucille  3/22/2010
I think August is a very strong and masculine name!
― Anonymous User  1/2/2010
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
August Šenoa (1838-1881) was a famous Croatian writer.
goricar  11/15/2009
Also used in Croatia.
goricar  11/15/2009
I don't like this name because of how it has 'Gus' in it.
-Julia-  7/23/2009
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
It would be cool if a boy twin was named August and a girl twin was named April.
Kerules  4/5/2009
Country singer Garth Brooks & his exwife named one of their daughters August.
RooRoo  9/8/2008
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.
― Anonymous User  5/20/2008
I named my son this with the plan of nicknaming him Gus.
RedGyl  5/18/2008
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 find August incontrovertibly masculine -- I adore the name.
Wordsmith  3/15/2008
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
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
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
August is a great name, very strong. Purely masculine in my book.
nothingshortoftragic  6/21/2007
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 has always been a girl's name to me, like April, ya know. Well whatever, I like the name anyways.
classy  9/23/2006
German pronunciation: OW-goost. [noted -ed]
Considered very old fashioned in Germany.
JHK  9/2/2006
Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann named their son August.
KylieXxX  7/5/2006
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
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
August Strindberg is a famous Swedish writer.
― Anonymous User  12/17/2005
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
I actually had a friend (who was a girl) with this name.
― Anonymous User  9/17/2005

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