Augustus is a boy name and means great, magnificient. It is a Latin name and its pronunciation is \a(u)-gus-tus, aug(u)-stus\. Other similar names and variants include: Agostino, Auggie, Augie, August, Auguste, Augustin, Augustine, Augusto, Augy, Austen, Austin, Austyn, Gus, Guss, Gussie, Guus. Augustus is a somewhat popular first name for men (#948 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#9064 out of 88799).
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Based on our intensive research on international Census data we identified the number of babies named Augustus over the years and Augustus's popularity rank:

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Famous people named Augustus

Here’s a list of VIPs named Augustus:

  • Augustus Pablo born in June 21, 1954.
  • Augustus John "Gus" Risman
  • Augustus D Juilliard
  • Augustus Phillips (actor)
  • Augustus Neville (actor)
  • Augustus Diorio (actor)
  • Augustus Prew (actor)
  • Augustus F Hawkins born in August 31, 1907.
  • Augustus E. Thomas (director)

Famous actors named Augustus and their movies

Augustus Phillips
Augustus Phillips
  • No. of movies: 11

The Grim Game

Directed by: Irvin Willat

Starring: Harry Houdini, Thomas Jefferson, Ann Forrest, Augustus Phillips


Directed by: J. Searle Dawley

Starring: Mary Fuller, Charles Ogle, Augustus Phillips

Witch's Lure

Directed by: Nat G. Deverich

Starring: Davide, Augustus Phillips, Gene Gauntier, Edward Coxen

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

Directed by: Charles Brabin

Starring: Augustus Phillips, Carlton S. King, Harry Linson, Yale Benner

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Augustus a popular name?

Over the years Augustus was most popular in 1902. According to the latest US census information Augustus ranks #769th while according to Augustus ranks #5th.

How popular is the name Augustus?

According to the US census in 2018, 574 boys were born named Augustus, making Augustus the #502nd name more popular among boy names. In 1902 Augustus had the highest rank with 43 boys born that year with this name.

How common is the name Augustus?

Augustus is #502nd in the ranking of most common names in the United States according to he US Census.

When was the name Augustus more popular ?

The name Augustus was more popular in 1902 with 43 born in that year.

When was the last time a baby was named Augustus

The last time a baby was named Augustus was in 2020, based on US Census data.

How many people born in 2020 are named Augustus?

In 2020 there were 574 baby boys named Augustus.

Who is a famous person named Augustus?

There a several famous people named Augustus, for example actor Augustus Phillips.

Who is a famous actor/actress named Augustus?

A famous actor/actress named Augustus is Augustus Phillips, starring in 4 movies, including The Grim Game and Frankenstein.