I love the name August for a boy, in my opinion it doesn’t sound right on a girl. It sounds handsome and timeless. I love the nicknames Auggie, Gus and Gus Gus too!
My daughter’s name, so I obviously love it. We get a lot of compliments on her name and it suits her well. I hope she loves her name as much as we do.
The only month I like as a name, but for a boy only. It sounds ridiculous on girls.
Cool! I like it!
I love this name! It’s so nice, beautiful, and handsome in a way. One of my favorite month names. Sorry but I don’t really like it on a girl. In my opinion for a girl there are better ones like April, May, June, or September. Augusta is also very pretty. To each their own.
OMG I love this so much! This is my favorite masculine month name; I HATE September and July!
Also Languedocian and Gascon: --- Source: Institut d'Estudis Occitans
A nice strong name for a boy.
August “Auggie” Pullman is the protagonist of the book “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio, as well as the 2017 movie.
I really love this name! So cute for a boy, and ages thoroughly! I love it! I would so use it! This name is so amazing! I really love it, love it, love it! I knew a boy named August in summer camp once, and he was nice.
I changed my mind about this name, I just like it. I actually would never use it, it's one of those names that I like but would NEVER use.
Princess Eugenie of York named her son August Philip Hawke, born 9 February 2021.
Super cute. Kind of common nowadays but it gives off really good vibes. Love!
Love this name! A nickname could be Augie or Auggie.
Very snobby. Despise!
I find it odd that some people don't like a name that has such a cool meaning. I mean it means great, venerated, revered, magnificent. I'm obsessed with this name. Imagine being called all of the above. Plus, I was born in August, so that helps. It comes from the Latin "augure", meaning to exalt, to elevate. It was originally a title given to emperors. I adore this name. In addition, it doesn't sound that bad in my opinion.
August Chan Zuckerburg was born in August 2017, to parents Mark Zuckerburg, and Priscilla Chan.
Also Finnish and name day January 7. [noted -ed]
I truly, truly love the name August. Partly because I was born in August and partly because of August Pullman from Wonder by R. J. Palacio. Auggie used his inner strength and kindness to change the people on Julian's side.

NICKNAMES: Auggie, Auggie Doggie, Auggie Dog, Fall, Gus, Aug, Gussie, Dog, Dawg, Doggo, Auggo, Agga, Boogie, Auggie-boo, Auggie-poo, the Augathon, Sir Augulot, Gust of Wind, A Pullman (for Wonder lovers), Auggie Pullman the second, Gigi, Awe, Awesome, Gia, Guts.
I love the name August for either a boy or a girl. I imagine the young lady named August to be beautiful, confident, ambitious, loyal, and intelligent. I imagine that she'd have a large smile, thick and long deep auburn-hair, and thin. She'd be passionate about some sport like swimming or running, and she'd constantly be competing with herself, to try to outdo her last best score. She could turn on an extroverted personality but it's in her nature to be introverted. She prefers a small group of friends, a quiet evening with just one or two special friends.

She'd be a great listener, carefully consider another person's perspective in a debate, and she would shy away from gossip. She's eager to stand up for what's right, and she'd be the first to volunteer her time to a friend or a stranger in need. I think she would be easy to love, and not just to me, but many would love her. I would affectionately call her "Auggie," and hold her in my arms whether she was my little child or an adult.

August is a lovely name for a woman, not too feminine on a resume, it sounds smart and trustworthy-- I think an employer would gravitate to her name thinking about the reputation of people named August from the past. It's not such a wild name to be considered edgy. I believe if I named my little girl August she could grow up to be whomever she wanted to be. She could work in the arts or at the head of a boardroom, she could be a boss, or she could choose a simpler life as someone who clocks in 9-5. The name is so versatile that any personality would fit it, but the strength of the name nudges the little girl towards something special in life. She will be an influence, with such a strong name, it's impossible not to have a strong will to match it.

I see there is quite some debate whether a child should be named August. I see the name as unisex, neither feminine or masculine. It's perfect for a boy or a girl. A part of me worries, after reading some of these harsh comments, that my little girl would be bullied if I named her August. It's my sincere hope that she will be happy with this name since I love the name so much. When I imagine raising my little girl, I think of her 'named' already, and I can't think of a better name than August! Although I equally love the name, "Claire," for a little girl. I see that name is more accepted socially. I wonder if I have twin girls (as twins runs in my family)? If I name my girls August and Claire, what their individual experiences would be like growing up? Would people treat them differently based on their names? There is a small fear, based on some of these comments, that people might treat them differently. I have a common name, Melissa, and nobody made fun of my name-- but bullies will always find something to pick at.

I'm going to go for it! I'm taking the plunge with my girl, August, and I hope she grows up to love her name as much as I do.
Also Estonian:
According to this site, this name is firmly a boy’s name in the US. It only recently started being used on girls, and it’s not a common name on girls at all. In my opinion, it should stay a boy’s name. Augusta can be used on girls.
This name can also SOMETIMES be FEMININE, making it UNISEX.
In the USA, it's just LEANING as a FEMININE name. It's STILL popular as a MASCULINE name.
In the UK, 6 girls and 3 boys were born AUGUST in 1997.
The WIKTIONARY source DEFINES this name as UNISEX.
Sounds very strong and handsome on a boy! It's the name of a month, but it doesn't sound weird when used as a name. I don't like any of the nicknames, however. Auggie and Gus are kind of unattractive to me, so I just wouldn't shorten August. This name sounds ill-fitting on a girl. What happened to Augusta, the proper feminine form? I hope this doesn't turn into one of those masculine names that have become strictly feminine and unusable for boys since this is the only masculine month name in English.
In ENGLISH, it's can also be taken directly from the name of the month. [noted -ed]

August is the eighth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, and the fifth of seven months to have a length of 31 days. It was originally named Sextilis in Latin because it was the sixth month in the original ten-month Roman calendar under Romulus in 753 BC, with March being the first month of the year. About 700 BC, it became the eighth month when January and February were added to the year before March by King Numa Pompilius, who also gave it 29 days. Julius Caesar added two days when he created the Julian calendar in 46 BC (708 AUC), giving it its modern length of 31 days. In 8 BC, it was renamed in honor of Augustus. According to a Senatus consultum quoted by Macrobius, he chose this month because it was the time of several of his great triumphs, including the conquest of Egypt.
In the book Wonder, the main character was a boy named August Pullman. The book was AWESOME!:) Truly I think August can be used as masculine and feminine! (though I do agree there should be more masculine month names) I think it fits perfectly a boy or girl. At first, I used August as a girl's name because I fell in love with this comic book called Sparks. There was a female cat in it that was named August. She was my favorite!
August can be pronounced AW-guwst, AH-guwst and OW-guwst in Swedish. Writer August Strindberg is said to have pronounced his name AW-guwst, for example. Though I believe the other pronunciations are more common today.
Also sometimes used as a feminine name in modern times.
August/Augustus doesn't sound all that appealing to me, in my opinion. I'd only use it as a middle name if I used it at all.
Usage: Dutch

Pronounced: OW-guwst (German), OW-goost (Polish, Danish), OW-khuyst (Dutch), OWNG-guyst (Swedish), AW-gəst (English)

Meaning: Form of AUGUSTUS used in several languages. This is the name of the eighth month of the year, which was originally named for the Roman Emperor Augustus, otherwise known as Octavian.
I used August as my son's middle name. It's meaningful for me: it brings up memories of happy beach vacations with my family, it's the month I met my husband, and it's a riff on Austin--at one time the coolest city ever.
August "Auggie" Pullman is the protagonist in the book 'Wonder'.
I love this name, and it should stay masculine, there are already too many month names for girls.
I absolutely love this name! As a 2 syllable name there is no need for a nickname, which are normally 2 syllables anyway. If you don’t like the nicknames don’t let them discourage you from using the name. Introduce him as August and I’m sure you will get many compliments. It’s such a great name to have as both a child and adult.
In 2018, 2 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) August who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 528th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
A lot of girls are named August :/
This name is quite unisex to me. Both uses work well, and there's a feeling of sophistication to it. For some reason, I think of topazes when I think of this name.
My middle name is August I didn't like the name at first but it's my grandfathers name and it's grown on me, the only issue I had is my first and last name are very Irish and August sounds German but now that I'm older I am glad I have a unique name.
The name is good, but Auggie reminds me of puking and Gus ruins the beauty of the name, Gussie even more. I like this way more then Augusto or anything.
My son's name is August Lee.
We originally picked the name because it was unique and strong. But, later on I found out that one of my dad's favorite songs was about someone named August. Lee is after my dad and my husband.
Also, I found out that it’s mostly a German name (a lot of German people had that name)
And a German-American solider has that name, August Kautz. He was a union solider and later served as a person investigating the assassination of Lincoln. Which I thought was pretty cool.
I'm a Summer and I have an August. It's a play on our names and a family name for my husband's stoic German ancestors. We call him Auggie, which I didn't like initially, but I love it now. It's super cute, not weird, but he's most likely never going to have 5 other August's in his class.
I like August for a boy, but the nicknames Auggie or Gus I dislike. I think August is pretty on its own. I would rather use it as a middle name though, like Robert August or Samuel August.
August Bebel was a socialist leader and activist, the founder of the Social Democratic Workers' Party of Germany, who was also known for speaking out against colonization, racism and misogyny right before the tipping point and rise of fascism in Germany.
( German ) WWI General August Von Mackenson.
I used to not care for this name at all but for a while now, I've come to tolerate it and to not think of it as "unusable" anymore. If I wanted to, I could use this name to honor a few closely related relatives who have or had an August birthday such as my father, my nephew & a deceased uncle, just to name a few.
However, I don't care about the name nearly enough to use it for a child of mine. For one thing, I cannot stand "Gus\Gussy" for the life of me.
My son was named August because it's bold and stands out for a guy name. People always ask me what his name is.
August Alsina is an American R&B singer.
I, as well as my father, carry the name August. My grandfather spelt differently is Augost. We are a German/Irish family with deep roots in both countries. Growing up here in the United States, I suffered unusual abuse growing up by other students and would fight with others physically for this. It wasn't until I was around 14 years of age that girls found this name of mine attractive. I was surprised as well. Now later in life nearing my mid 40's, when others try to demean my name or make fun, I simply ask them are you done acting out or do you wish to continue to embarrass yourself longer. No more fists are thrown and very rarely words either. I thought long and would fight daily asking myself would life be easier if I just changed my name. My father said to me at a young age he thought these same things but became a great man later in life because of such strife. And today I too am proud of my name and the battles to keep my head raised high no matter the circumstances.
Something I would name a dog. The only months that make good names are June, April, and May.
As a man named August, I love this name. Of course, I do get the occasional "Were you born in August?" To which I answer that I was not. Also, I get "Is your sister's name September?" To which I answer that that would be ridiculous. Other than that, it's nice to have a unique name.
I am going to name my baby boy August, so I came up for some extra research and came across this. I definitely think this name has a masculine and strong feeling to it. I simply wanted my son to have a name starting with an A, so his name can always be in sort of front of life long list for... everything. He happened to be born on Aug 8 2016. I find that is kind of a sign for me. His name can't be more appropriate than August as I always want a name to start with an A.
My first grandson is due in the next few weeks and one of the names my daughter has picked out is August. I absolutely love this name and I'm hoping that he ends up with that name. Even if he doesn't I might just call him that anyway!
August Rush, August from WONDER, August from ONCE UPON A TIME...
The name August was unfortunately given to 242 girls born in the US in 2015.
August is the 8th month and here is a fun fact: August is the most common month for babies being born (: February being the least common month for babies born. (Summer and Fall is where you tend to see an explosion of babies)

August: Good month, good name. I just wouldn't be keen on the nickname Gus or Gussy as I'm not too fond of them.
I had known long before I even met the mother of my son that August was the name I wanted. I didn't know at that point that it was an antiquated name popular during the turn of the 20th century name (I'm in Canada). The reason I wanted that name was due to August being my birth month and the birth month of many close friends and family members. It just so happens that my son was born August 6th (same day as my two Aunts) 2009 a mere three days after my birthday. Although sad, I also wanted to commemorate a best friend who died of cancer, whose birthday was August 4th. So far, the reception has been nothing short of great. People seem to love the name and it suits him perfectly through each growing stage. I'd highly recommend naming a child August.
My son is named August. My husband never liked the nicknames so we call him August. I don't doubt that at some point people may try to shorten it but this far, my five year old has shut down any attempts by classmates. It's a family name for us and when others have asked if he was born in August I always want to respond by saying "No. We didn't name him Thursday, either". I can only imagine how lazy I'd have to have been to name him November, like, couldn't come up with anything else so we just went with when he was born. I'm also surprised at the number of people who find it to be a feminine name. Augusta, yes. August? No.
This is the only masculine month name.
January: Not a name.
February: Also not a name.
March: That would be kind of weird.
April: Feminine.
May: Feminine.
June: Feminine.
July: Ultra-weird.
August: Masculine.
September: "Hello, my name is September." What?
October: Not a name.
November: Also not a name.
December: Laughter erupts in the classroom as poor little December gets her name called on.
My son's name is August, even though he was born in November. We call him Auggie and he decided his real name is Augusto, haha. He's a triplet so we wanted really strong, individual names. Which is funny to me that someone said they thought August and April would be cool twin names, since I was going to the opposite. I didn't want jack & jill type names. Anyway we all love his name and it certainly suits him!
One of my favorite names and one that I had hoped to use on our first son. It won't be happening, but I know I'll regret giving in to my husband later on. :) I would have affectionately called him 'auggie bear,' lol!
August Maturo is an American child actor who plays Auggie Matthews on the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World.
My favorite month is here! It's the time I welcomed a 10lb baby girl, it was an August moment! I wanted to choose a name that would withstand the test of time.

I am not a fan of feminizing names for the sake of gender identification. No other name fit her so August-Jane she is.

Coincidentally, a few years ago I discovered a southern writer from the 1800's who wrote a book "St Elmo's Fire" she had many other titles too, her name? Augusta Jane Evans. I bought the book for my August, she was amazed to see the name!

Happy to hear this name is in use for more girls, celebrities seem to like it too.
August is absolutely handsome, sophisticated, and strong. It's also 100% masculine and would be inappropriate on a girl, just like June or May would be inappropriate on a boy. I adore August! It's so soft yet strong at the same time, it's my favorite boys name.
I like this name... August. I didn't for the first several years of my life. I wanted a name that was 'normal' like Steve or Mike. My parents chose to name me after my father and grandfather, both named August. I'm not the 3rd because I have a different middle name. I never liked Augie as a nickname. Thats what my father goes by. I'm August or Aug. I never had a nickname until I was 20. Someone I worked with started to call me Number 8. I liked it and it stuck.

Later in life and in business I came to like it. People remember it. I found myself growing into it. It's a tradition to me now. So much so I named my son August. He'll choose if he likes Augie. I hope if he has a son he too will name him August.
Sounds like it could be for a girl. Love the name for both genders!
We named our son August Jacob. My grandpa's name was Auguste. I love this name so much. In my opinion it's a very masculine name, can't really see it as a name for a girl.
99 percent of the world history uses this name for a boy. Giving this name to a girl would be like naming a boy Julia. None the wiser, no damage ha lol.
My wife and I are expecting a second boy and August is at the top of our list (our first son is named Oliver). I'm a biologist and my favorite biologist is a German scientist named August Weismann, who lived in the 1800s...

So it's nice to read what others have to say about this name. I guess our boys will have the nicknames, "Ollie" and "Auggie" now...
I named my son August-Storm. I love it- I think it sounds humble.
I absolutely love this name, I want to name my son August.
August Rush, child-character form the movie called (guess what) August Rush. He's a music genius, and the movie has a modern-day Oliver Twist feel to it.
I can't believe some of the negative comments about this name, I think it's unnecessary. My son is August as well as my father, grandfather, great and great great grandfather. They were all very strong, successful German men, except for my son, who is only a teenager. Very masculine.
'August' is the miserable cousin of 'Summer.' It's so dour and the 'Gus' part makes me think of Gussets' in underwear or tights. 'Uptight!
I am having my first child in about a week and his name is going to be August. I think it is a very strong and masculine name. I think the people on here who say awful things about it should look into getting a life and possibly spewing hate about things worth hating like child abuse, and world hunger. It was my grandfathers name, so naturally I take negative things said about it. But truly I find it a fabulous name for a boy. One of the few "rare" boy names that doesn't sound girly or wimpy. I absolutely love it, and am thrilled to be having a little boy I can call August. Or auggie. Or gus. Or probably just August since I'm not much for nicknames :)
August Anheiser-Busch.
August is definitely a boys' name. It sounds horrible on girls. If you like it on girls, go with Augusta instead.
My son, who was (ironically) born in December 2008, is named August. He is now 5 1/2 and absolutely loves his name, and he gets compliments on it quite often. Despite the fact that it's a month name, I find it extremely masculine and handsome. I've had a few people tell me how '1800's' the name is, which I have to agree, it is, and that's what I love about it. It's got an old world feel to it, and is not very commonly found on little boys today. It was very important to me to choose a name that will not only sound cute on a little boy, but respectable on a man. The name leaves an impression, people who meet my son rarely forget his name. Some of his relatives ocassionally call him Gus or even Gussie, which I don't mind, but I wouldn't use. I can see this name rising in popularity as a lot of old fashioned names have done recently, especially for girls. I highly recommend this name if you're considering it, I haven't had any regrets about choosing it for my little boy!
I love this name! It would be so cute to meet a little boy named August!
I love this name but it reminds me of the guy from water for elephants.
There is a German actor named August Diehl.
August (1722-1758) was the son of King Frederick William I of Prussia and his wife Sophie.
August (1614-1680) was the son of John George I, Elector of Saxony and his wife Sibylle.
August (1589-1615) was the son of Christian I, Elector of Saxony and his wife Sophie.
August (1569-1572) was the son of Augustus, Elector of Saxony and his wife Anna of Denmark.
August (1887-1949) was the son of Wilhelm II, German Emperor and his wife Augusta.
I love the name August for a boy. It's masculine and handsome. I think it's awful, try hard, masculine, hippy-ish and just UGLY on a girl. I think Auggie is cute when he's younger and Gus is cool as a joke-ish nickname, which I could see myself doing since I'm just that kind of person.

I could easily see myself naming my son August.
I like August for a boy. To the person who said it's a hippie name, August is more likely to be a grandparent of a hippie than a lovechild, as the name was most popular in the U.S. in the 1800s. I could certainly see a professional man with the name August.
I love this name! It has an classic yet unique feel. I think it's a strong, smart, and masculine name, fitting for any age. I am actually expecting my first child in October and plan on naming him August Edward.
I honestly don't think this name needs a nickname. It's only two syllables!
I've only known girls named August. It's a month name so it seems feminine. But there are no good nicknames. Auggie and Augie sound like choking and Gus sounds horrible to me but I don't know why.
Sounds to me like some snorting, rainbow-doting hippy parents from the 60's simply don't want to let go of the good-'ol-dayz. I would never name a child this, nor any other nature or month name (which has seemingly become a trend, unfortunately).
Can you imagine an "August Smith," "August Lovegood," in the serious work place? A lawyer? Business man (if he wants to sell colored beads and incense, then by all means)? A soldier? On a male, nevertheless? I shall answer... negative.
August is one of the Boatwright Sisters in "The Secret Life of Bees".
August is also the Occitan form of Augustus.
I think August is a very strong and masculine name!
August was extremely popular in Sweden in the late 1800s. Approximately 1/4 of all boys born were given the name August (first or middle name). August is again popular in Sweden and has been on the top 100 for several years.
August Šenoa (1838-1881) was a famous Croatian writer.
Also used in Croatia.
I don't like this name because of how it has 'Gus' in it.
I really like this name for some reason. It is my favourite month name and I think that it would be prefect for any age. I personally think that it is a name that can be taken seriously the older someone gets. :DD
It would be cool if a boy twin was named August and a girl twin was named April.
Country singer Garth Brooks & his exwife named one of their daughters August.
This name is so incredibly handsome and very mod. I adore it for a boy, and plan on nameing my future son this and calling him Gus and Gus-gus, like the little mouse in Cinderella. I do like Augie though, I don't think it is "ew" in the slightest.
I named my son this with the plan of nicknaming him Gus.
This, along with May and June, is one month name that doesn't sound weird as a name for a person. It sounds a bit old-fashioned, though, but not ridiculously so. There's no logical reason not to use it on both sexes, even though August is a masculine name in other languages than English. This name isn't a great source of nicknames, though. Augie? Ew!
I find August incontrovertibly masculine -- I adore the name.
Not necessarily famous, but there is a new movie out titled August Rush, with August being the "stage name" of Evan Taylor, who is trying to find his parents through music.
Frederick August Wilson, known professionally as August Wilson, is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. He is best known for his Pittsburgh cycle of plays, depicting the African American experience through the 20th century. Of these, the most famous are Fences and The Piano Lesson.
August Sander (1876-1964) German photographer best known for his pictures of German people in his book "People of the Twentieth Century" ("Menschen des 20 Jahrhunderts").
August is a great name, very strong. Purely masculine in my book.
I prefer this name for a boy. Which is funny as I tend to prefer month, season, gemstone, etc names for a girl. I don't mind August for a girl, though.
August has always been a girl's name to me, like April, ya know. Well whatever, I like the name anyways.
German pronunciation: OW-goost. [noted -ed]
Considered very old fashioned in Germany.
Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann named their son August.
I once worked with a little boy named August. We called him Auggie. At first, I didn't like the name, and I still don't like August much, but I thought Auggie was quite cute and that it fit him well.
On the T.V. show "Third Rock from the Sun," August was the name of Tommy Solomon's girlfriend. She was played by Shay Astar.
August Strindberg is a famous Swedish writer.
From the Latin word meaning majestic dignity or grandeur. C. Julius Caesar Octavianus (grand nephew and heir of Julius Caesar) was given several honors by the Senate of Rome, among them was the name change to Imperator Caesar Augustus, on January 16, 27 B.C.
Not long afterwards, another honor was bestowed upon Caesar when the Calendar was reworked, and a month was created in his honor, the month of August, following the month of July, which honors his mentor and grand-uncle, Julius Caesar, who had been murdered by the senate on March 15, 44 B.C.
I actually had a friend (who was a girl) with this name.

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