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Augusta is the capital of Maine.
-- Anonymous User  11/24/2005
It's the name of Neville Longbottom's grandmother in the Harry Potter series by Joanne Kathleen Rowling.
-- kanine  2/11/2006
An honorfic title given to women of royalty by birth or marriage. Such bearers are mainly members of his family, including his wife Livia Drusilla (Julia Augusta), his sister Octavia Minor and much later Julia Drusilla (Caligula's sister), Milonia Caesonia (Caligula's fourth and last wife), Agrippina the Younger (Claudius' fourth and last wife), Poppaea Sabina (Nero's second wife) and their daughter Claudia Augusta. There is an exception of Caesar Augustus' daughter Julia Caesaris, who was given the title of "Augusti" to become "Julia Caesaris Augusti" (A namesake of his own adopted name) when he became "Augustus".
-- Cardwitch  3/29/2006
This is Lady Bracknell's first name in Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of being Earnest." It is one of my favourite plays!
-- mariej2  10/20/2007
Pronounced ow-GOOSH-ta in Portuguese.
-- mellon.collie  4/17/2008
I like this name, but whenever I hear it I can't help thinking of the rumors about the Victorian poet Lord Byron and his sister Augusta.
-- susiejean  5/22/2008
Ha this is my name. I actually like it; I've never heard of another real life Augusta, as the name is extremely unusual for my age group. I'm not sure what my parents were thinking. My siblings all have normal(ish) names. I'm just glad to have the last name Leigh. Nothing else really seems like it would go with AUgusta. I think I'll keep my maiden name forever.
-- Anonymous User  6/15/2008
My mom's name is Augusta, and she goes by Gustie.
-- Anonymous User  10/4/2008
This is a beautiful, strong name that should be used more often! The fact that it's a royal name should be enough to use it for some.
-- Anthroponomastics  5/28/2009
Pronounced ow-GUWS-tah in German as well. [noted -ed]
-- mafiosa  8/6/2009
Pronounced "ow-GUWS-tah" in Czech and Slovak.
-- MaggieSimpson  11/28/2009
Also the form used in Croatia.
-- goricar  4/7/2010
Princess Augusta Sophia of Great Britain (1768-1840), daughter of King George III.
-- CarolinW  1/6/2011
Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1719-1722) - wife of Frederick, Prince of Wales and mother of King George III of Great Britain.
-- CarolinW  1/6/2011
Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1811-1890), wife of the german emperor Wilhelm I.
-- CarolinW  1/6/2011
Of course, I know it is the capital of Maine, which is a beautiful state that I adore, but I had never actually heard it used as someone's name until about 10 years ago. It seems crisp, light, and welcoming; or maybe that's my thoughts about Maine creeping in. Either way, I love it.
-- GibsonGirl  8/18/2011
Maria Augusta (1782-1863) was the only daughter of King Frederick Augustus I of Saxony and his wife Maria Amalie.
-- CarolinW  6/12/2012
Augusta (1788-1851) was the daughter of King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria and his first wife Marie. She was married to Eugene de Beauharnais, the stepson of Napoleon.
-- CarolinW  7/20/2012
Augusta (1580-1639) was the daughter of King Frederik II of Denmark and his wife Sophie.
-- CarolinW  7/22/2012
Like it's said in one of the above comments, this name was already borne by King George III's mother, as well as his elder sister (who was, by the way, mother to later queen Caroline of Brunswick). But yeah, Augusta was probably only popularized by George III, since he was the King (as opposed to a 'mere' prince and princess of Wales).
-- goricar  7/23/2012
What a serious but lovely name; genteel and sophisticated. I was all set to add this to the short list of girl names until I had a thought: A-gust-a wind. And that was that for Augusta. Too bad.
-- BlueBlue  9/1/2012
Augusta Elton is a character in Jane Austen's book Emma.
-- Lolth  5/26/2013
My name is Augusta, when I was a child I hated it. Now I Love it. It's Unique and I doubt I will never meet another. I was born in August. Family calls me Gussie Friends call me Gus. The nicknames were horrible but I got over them.
-- denverwind  8/21/2013

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