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PronouncedPron.ow-GOOS-toos Classical Latin
aw-GUS-təs English
ow-KHUYS-tus Dutch
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Meaning & History

Means "great" or "venerable", derived from Latin augere "to increase". Augustus was the title given to Octavian, the first Roman emperor. He was the adopted son of Julius Caesar who rose to power through a combination of military skill and political prowess. This was also the name of three kings of Poland.
DiminutiveGuus Dutch
Feminine FormsAugusta Ancient Roman Augusta Dutch
Other Languages & CulturesAugust Catalan August Danish August, Gus English Aukusti, Aku, Kusti Finnish Auguste French August German Augusto Italian Augusts Latvian Augustas Lithuanian August Norwegian August Polish Augusto Portuguese Avgust Russian Avgust Slovene Augusto Spanish August Swedish Avgust Ukrainian

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Bust of emperor AugustusBust of emperor Augustus

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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute