Meaning and Origin of: August

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Exalted

Last name origin & meaning:

  • From the German, Dutch, and Scandinavian personal name August (vernacular form of the classical and medieval Latin personal name Augustus) or Americanized form of French Auguste or some other European cognate.
  • Translation of a European surname acquired with reference to the month of August, which was named after the Roman Emperor Augustus (63 bc–ad 14). There were various connections between the month and the surname : for example, derivation from a baptismal name given to a child or a convert who was baptized in August. August is not found as a personal name or a native surname in Britain.

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