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Augustus is a fine classical name that preserves the transcendent magnificence of Latin. Shame on the tools who fail to witness splendor of a better age.
AgiosParadox  2/14/2018
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Ugh, I hate this name. Augustus sounds so gross, like the word "disgusting." Augustus Disgusting. But "Gus" is a fine name. :)
― Anonymous User  1/29/2018
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I honestly like this name and want to name one of my boys Augustus. It is uncommon, unique, as well as noble and true. It also reminds me of the character from The Fault In Our Stars, a John Green novel.
KalinaLilly  11/19/2016
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It's a cool name. It might take a while for your young one to spell it out, but it's very royal as well.
Oleg Karachi  1/10/2016
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Augustus Waters is a character in The Fault in our Stars by John Green.
amelissmith  9/6/2013
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Another site lists that this name is a German name, an English name, a Biblical name, and a Latin name.
― Anonymous User  5/19/2013
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The cowboy Augustus "Gus" McCrae in Larry McMurtry's "Lonesome Dove" is a famous literary character with this name.
piquantmolly  3/18/2013
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The Dutch pronunciation of this name is: ow-KHUYS-tus. [noted -ed]
Lucille  1/12/2013
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Augustus was the son of King George III of the UK and his wife Charlotte.
CarolinW  6/11/2012
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Augustus "Gus" Waters (his family calls him Gus (occasionally Gussy), but his friends call him Augustus) is a character in John Green's young adult novel The Fault in Our Stars. He is Hazel's love interest and friends with Isaac.
Rainears  2/19/2012
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Sir Augustus Wall Callcott (1779-1844) was an English painter.
― Anonymous User  10/16/2011
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Augustus is the name of the devil-may-care cowboy from Larry McMurtry's "Lonesome Dove." The character Augustus McCrae was brought to life by Robert Duvall in the TV miniseries.
marauder34  7/25/2008
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Augustus is the first name of Mutt of the comic strip Mutt and Jeff.
Kosta  7/31/2007
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Very strong and male name.
bellaboo  10/24/2006
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Augustus is the Afrikaans word for August.
AndrewJKD  7/23/2006
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The Greeks called the emperor Augustus 'Sebastianos', which has the same meaning as Augustus.
kateyvic  6/28/2006
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An honorfic title give to people who were beloved by Rome or royalty. The female namesake is Augusta, with the exception of Augustus' daughter Julia, who was Augusti. One of the most famous bearers was Gaius Octavius Thurinus (Later Gaius Julius Caesar Octavius Thurinus, when adopted by Julius Caesar) who became Caesar Augustus when he was made emperor of Rome. By doing this he made his daughter Julia Caesaris "Julia Caesaris Augusti" (A namesake of his own adopted name). Other such barers 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.
Cardwitch  3/29/2006
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I think this is one of the most beautiful male names in the English language. My son is named Augustus (for my grandfather), and my uncle, one cousin and great-grandfather all had the name as well. It is a name of strength and venerability - I do believe that helps give a child a good start in life. Use it!
1xx2xy  1/2/2006
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Augustus Gloop is the gluttonous boy in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
― Anonymous User  12/22/2005

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