Augustus Name Meaning

Humanistic re-creation of the Latin personal name Augustus on the basis of its medieval vernacular derivatives, principally August. The Latin name is from an adjective meaning ‘venerable’, from augere ‘to increase’. Examples include German, Dutch, and Scandinavian August (though the family name does not exist in Scandinavia), French Auguste, Italian Agosto, and Portuguese Augusto. The month of August was named in honor of the Emperor Augustus (63 bc–ad 14), after whom it became conventional for Roman emperors to adopt Augustus as a title on their accession. The personal name became popular among early Christians, who read into it the implication that the bearer had become greater by being baptized.

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List of People with Surname Augustus

According to our database, there are a total of 1,769 people with the surname Augustus. Among these people surnamed Augustus, there are about 287 distinct names, with an average of 6 people who have the same name. John Augustus, Michael Augustus and Robert Augustus are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Augustus, with 30, 30 and 30 people respectively.

Besides that, we found that Louisiana has the largest number of people surnamed Augustus, with a total of 288 people, and there are a total of 140 distinct names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Augustus, with a total of 221 people and an average of 115 distinct names.