The Latin name Augustus is derived from "augere," meaning "to increase." Based on this derivation, Augustus is generally understood to mean "the exalted one." The name was first used as a title for Octavian, who was the first Roman emperor. In recent years, Augustus has been steadily increasing in popularity in the United States.
Similar Names: August, Augie
Famous Augustus Names: Augustus Caesar (Roman emperor), Augustus Saint-Gaudens (sculptor)