National August Day is celebrated on March 8. Every name deserves respect and love. There is no man without a name. Therefore, this day is dedicated to all those who have an unusual and warm name, August. That is, for both girls and boys. The roots of this name have their origins in Latin. Parents often like to call their children by this name. It gives hope for the sunny and majestic life of their baby. On this day, everyone greets and appreciates people named August.
History of National August Day
August is a name and surname that evolved from the Latin word ‘Augustus.’ In general, it comes from the Latin ‘augere,’ which means ‘to increase.’ Augustus also means ‘great’, ‘magnificent’ or ‘respectable,’ and was a title given to Roman emperors. In addition, the month of August is named after Emperor Augustus. Similar names, such as Augusta, Augustus, and Augustine, have traveled extensively in the United States. The path of Augustus was similar to the popularity of August in the early 20th century, which in recent decades has been followed by a decline and then a revival.
According to statistics, the name August has gained popularity since the 1880s. However, it declined around the 1950s to ‘70s. But later, in 2000, it jumped up again to the American top. As of 2020, the name August is ranked 155th in the U.S. and 14th in Denmark. And in 2021, it took 16th place in the statistics of names in Sweden.
Famous people named August include playwrights August Wilson and August Strindberg, musician August Alsina and academician August Coppola. August has two August literary namesakes: Swedish playwright August Strindberg (a popular name in Scandinavia for centuries) and August Wilson, as well as photographer August Sander. The French version is Auguste (ow-GOOST), like the clever detective Edgar Allan Poe by Auguste Dupont and the famous sculptor Auguste Rodin.
The peculiarity of the name August is that it combines a deep history — an ancient Roman name — with a modern, unconventional male image. Many celebrities, along with other parents, choose August because it manages to be new and old at the same time, break with ordinary male names, and also take root.
National August Day timeline
Kirsten Sheridan directs this American musical drama produced by Richard Barton Lewis.
R. J. Palacio publishes a children’s novel called “Wonder,” the protagonist of which is August ‘Auggie’ Pullman.
John Wells directs this American tragicomedy, based on his play of the same name, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2007.
Taylor Swift releases this song on her eighth studio album, “Folklore.”
National August Day FAQs
What is an August person?
Someone or something of August is worthy and impressive, noble and majestic, respectable and sunny.
What color is August?
The color of August is sunny orange. It is a royal color that symbolizes power and wealth. The color is associated with the sun and is a representative of light.
Is August a sweet name?
August is a beautiful name for a woman. It sounds smart and reliable.
National August Day Activities
Watch a movie
There are a lot of released films that mention the name August. Watch one or more of them to celebrate National August Day.
Wish them warm words
This day celebrates the existence of such a beautiful and bright name as August. So, don’t forget to congratulate your friends or family members named August.
Celebrate on social media
If you do not have any acquaintances or friends named August, but you respect this name and want to wish other people, social networks will help you. Post a story with words with great wishes for all the people named August, and add photos or videos.
5 Facts About August That Will Blow Your Mind
The original name was Sextilis
In the original Roman calendar, August was originally called Sextilis, literally ‘the sixth month’ in Latin, but was renamed after the first Roman emperor, Caesar Augustus.
The first sandwich was made in August
On August 6, 1762, the Earl of Sandwich requested a dish with meat between two pieces of bread.
Gladiolus are the birth flowers of August
They symbolize peace, love, and integrity; and the poppy, whose red petals signify peace, has white and yellow symbolizing consolation, wealth, and success.
It has two stars
If you were born in August, you are under one of the two August stars: Leo and Virgo.
It entered the top 1,000 male names
August is the only name in the month that is among the top 1,000 male names.
Why We Love National August Day
It has come a long way
August is considered a favorite vintage. The name gained popularity in the 1900s and experienced both ups and downs. National August Day celebrates the name that has become one of the favorites over the centuries.
We love August
August is the most adored summer month for all children and adults. Everyone will be happy to celebrate the day in honor of the name of this excellent month.
A day to get acquainted with the name
Undoubtedly, everyone knows about a name like August, but few know about its history, meaning, and variations. National August Day is the perfect day to learn more about this name.
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