August

August - A very unique male name



  Feb 19,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

August, meaning great, magnificent, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #176. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named August and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name August? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name August. The baby boy name August was given to 913 baby boys in 2012, ranking #334 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,797 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. August peaked in popularity 102 years ago in 1915 on position 161.



Famous with this name

August Wartenberg
August Diehl
Nadege August


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August is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? August is currently topping the baby name charts in Minnesota at position #130 - and is the least popular in South Carolina at position #705.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique August is where you live.


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August origin and meaning

August is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means great, magnificent. To see famous people named August, pop culture references for the name August and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to August

We've found the following names that sound similar to August, sorted by popularity.

Augusto / Asad / Augusta / Akshat / Agastya / Asaad / Akshath / Azad / Ajit / Aswad /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012334
2011388
2010425
2009438
2008485
2007609
2006618
2005646
2004681
2003655
2002688
2001660
2000631
1999620
1998597
1997663
1996727
1995677
1994803
1993826
1992825
1991846
1990878
1989826
1988933
1987921
1986789
1985860
1984871
19831046
1982875
1981978
1980890
1979858
1978882
1977891
1976790
1975859
1974753
1973947
1972791
1971749
1970744
1969708
1968734
1967685
1966712
1965725
1964688
1963665
1962654
1961610
1960642
1959613
1958632
1957566
1956559
1955586
1954527
1953477
1952507
1951488
1950454
1949436
1948432
1947437
1946412
1945422
1944381
1943393
1942360
1941393
1940357
1939365
1938354
1937319
1936327
1935333
1934316
1933292
1932296
1931270
1930270
1929264
1928277
1927264
1926272
1925256
1924238
1923243
1922230
1921219
1920213
1919204
1918207
1917182
1916178
1915161
1914163
1913171
1912173
1911193
1910176

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Minnesota130
Wyoming137
Vermont138
District of Columbia146
Missouri163
Maine166
South Dakota191
Iowa211
Oregon220
Nebraska221
Washington231
Wisconsin233
Colorado240
Montana262
Illinois284
Louisiana290
Kansas302
Massachusetts306
Pennsylvania311
New York312
Michigan329
California352
Maryland353
Virginia353
Tennessee363
Ohio365
Idaho370
Utah388
North Carolina390
Arkansas396
Georgia439
Indiana473
Arizona476
Texas481
New Jersey490
Nevada525
Florida545
Kentucky566
Oklahoma566
Mississippi572
Alabama618
South Carolina705

Even more about August


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is August a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name August?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1915
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name August
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,797
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +913

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