Name: Augustus

Origin and Meaning of the Name Augustus

  • Meaning:
    Venerated
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (au GUS tus)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Augustus)
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Miscellaneous Info for Augustus

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    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Augustus was a title first adopted by the Roman emperor Octavian. It is connected with the Latin verb 'augere', which means 'to augment'. There were several kings of Poland named Augustus.

    Augustus Pugin was an architect who helped to design the English Houses of Parliament, following the destruction of the Palace of Westminster in 1834.

    Augustus Pitt Rivers was an archaeologist and ethnologist, whose collections form the basis of the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, England.

    In Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' Augustus Gloop is one of the winners of a Golden Ticket. He is very greedy and tries to drink the chocolate river in the factory.

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