Names Throughout the Ages

Augusta is the feminine form of Augustus, which was originally used as a name and title for the first Roman Emperor, Gaius Octavius, and which eventually passed on as a title to other Roman emperors. It means “majestic, venerable, great” from Latin augere (to increase, augment) which derives from a PIE root word.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Auguste (German)
  • Avgusta (Slovene)
  • Augustina (Ancient Roman, English)
  • Augustine (French, German)
  • Agostina (Italian)
  • Agustina (Spanish)
  • Augustyna (Polish)
  • Ágústína (Icelandic)
  • Augustîna (Greenlandic)
  • August (English)

Male forms:

  • Augustus (Ancient Roman, Dutch, English)
  • Augustinus (Ancient Roman)
  • Augustine (English)
  • August (German, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Catalan, English)
  • Aukusti (Finnish)
  • Auguste (French)
  • Augusto (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Augusts (Latvian)
  • Augustas (Lithuanian)
  • Augustinas (Lithuanian)
  • Avgust (Slovene, Russian, Ukrainian)
  • Augustin (French, Czech, Romanian, Croatian, German)
  • Augustín (Slovak, Czech)
  • Agustí (Catalan)
  • Augustijn (Dutch)
  • Austin (English)
  • Austen (English)
  • Austyn (English)
  • Ágoston (Hungarian)
  • Agostino (Italian)
  • Augustyn (Polish)
  • Agostinho (Portuguese)
  • Avguštin (Slovak)

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