Baby Name of the Week: August

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My godson, who was born in December, was named August, but his parents call him Gus. I really like the name, but I don't think I would have gone with a nickname.


Variations of the name are Augusteen, Augustine, Augusten, Augusta and Augustus. The names mean things like venerated, great, majestic dignity, grandeur.

Here's something that surprised me: I always thought August was primarily for boys, but according to the Baby Name Finder, there are 32 moms on CafeMom with daughters named August—and none with boys.

Famous people with the name August include August Wilson the playwright, Auguste Rodin the sculptor, Augusten Burroughs the writer,

What do you think of the name August? Do you prefer it for a boy or girl?

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