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Famous bearer is Auguste Rodin, a French sculptor.
-- Anonymous User  3/27/2006
I am a female with this as my middle name, except it is pronounced o-goost-a. It's definitely odd to have it as a name, but it's pretty.
-- Erika Christine  5/20/2006
Auguste was the name of Danielle's father in the movie "Ever After."
-- breakofday  9/29/2006
Auguste sounds more refined and handsome then plain, simple August. It has a classy air to it.
-- Missy  5/4/2007
Auguste is very old-fashioned and not given anymore. It reminds of Philippe-Auguste or of the clown Auguste. So it's either pompous or slightly ridiculous.
-- luxsword  10/24/2008
Just because it's an old name doesn't make it pretentious or ridiculous.
-- bananarama  8/5/2009
Luxsword's information is incorrect. Auguste is still used, and it's actually rising in popularity in France. I know a few young Augustes.
-- Acajou  4/27/2014
I agree with one of the previous posters, this name does sound quite old-fashioned. It can also be used for females.
-- Anonymous User  12/13/2008
Auguste Dupin is the detective in various Edgar Allan Poe stories: "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", "Purloined Letter", and more.
-- Lunar_Wolf  12/31/2009
This name is also used in Germany, where it is strictly feminine. It's a (actually more common) variant of Augusta.
A famous bearer of this name was Kaiserin Auguste Viktoria - known as Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein in English -, the last German Empress and Queen of Prussia. [noted -ed]
-- Anonymous User  3/2/2012
Auguste (1780-1841) was the daughter of King Frederick William II of Prussia and his second wife Friederike.
-- CarolinW  7/18/2012
Maria Auguste (1827-1857) was the daughter of King John of Saxony and his wife Amalie.
-- CarolinW  7/20/2012
The name Auguste was extremely popular in the early 1900's, but began to decline in the late 50's. It has been receiving a small comeback since the 1990's.
-- bonjour_mon_joli  8/25/2013

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