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August - A very unique female name



  Oct 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

August, meaning majestic, venerable, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1972 on position #2601. 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 girl name August was given to 67 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1756 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 21,093 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. August peaked in popularity 21 years ago in 1998 on position 1703.



Famous with this name

Alvina August
Pernilla August
August Diehl


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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 Oregon at position #625 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,345.

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 majestic, venerable. 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.

Augusta / Agatha / Aissatou / Aissata / Aastha / Assata / Acadia / Agueda / Akshita / Azadeh /

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
20121756
20111782
20101820
20091897
20082105
20072278
20062516
20052429
20042963
20032993
20021920
20011892
20001997
19992175
19981703
19971730
19962057
19952276
19942638
19934222
19832911
19792279
19782493
19772568
19752403
19722601

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Oregon625
Alabama808
Missouri822
Ohio853
Tennessee1075
North Carolina1199
Michigan1225
New York1772
Texas2317
California2345

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 female 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
1998
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name August
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 21,093
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1972
2012 births +67

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