Name: August

Origin and Meaning of the Name August

  • Meaning:
    Venerated
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (AW gust); (ow GOOST)
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Miscellaneous Info for August

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  • Used in:
    English, German and Polish speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    In the modern English speaking world, August is better known as the name of a month rather than a first name. It appeared with relative frequency in the Victorian era, but has since essentially disappeared from use. "August" is still used as an adjective in the English language, meaning "lordly" or "venerated."

    The name August was given to many Polish kings, and it remains popular there.

    August Strindberg was a Swedish playwright and author whose works include the play 'Miss Julie'.

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