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PronouncedPron.ow-GUWS-ta German
ow-GOOS-ta ItalianPolish
ə-GUS-tə English

Meaning & History

Feminine form of AUGUSTUS. It was introduced to Britain when King George III, a member of the German House of Hanover, gave this name to his second daughter in the 18th century.
VariantAuguste German
DiminutivesGusta Dutch Gussie English
Masculine FormsAugust German Augusto Italian Augusto Portuguese August Polish Augustus Dutch August English Augustus Ancient Roman
Other Languages & CulturesAvgusta Slovene


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Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute