August Name Days

Our name for August derives from the Roman name for the month -- Augustus. Originally, the month was named Sextilis, as it was their sixth month. It was renamed in 8 BC in honour of emperor Augustus. Having renamed Quintilis (July) after his predecessor, Julius Caesar, he chose Sextilis for himself, it is said, because it was a month when he had won many victories. Previously known as Octavian, Augustus is a name that the emperor assumed for himself in 27 BC. It was a clever political move on his part. Not wanting to associate himself with the previous, and unpopular, kings of Rome -- something the Roman republicans were highly suspicious of -- he instead chose a religious term that translates roughly as "illustrious one", "venerable" and "majestic". It was adopted by succeeding emperors, eventually becoming more of a title than a name.

  • 1 August
    Thursday
    Alphonso, Charity, Faith, Hope, Peter, Sophia
  • 2 August
    Friday
    Eusebius, Gustav, Julian, Karin, Lonan, Stephen
  • 3 August
    Saturday
    August, Lydia, Nikodemus, Oliver, Stephen
  • 4 August
    Sunday
    Arnold, Dominic, Maximilian, Rainer, Veera
  • 5 August
    Monday
    Afra, Nieves, Nona, Oswald
  • 6 August
    Tuesday
    Christi, Justus, Salvador, Sotiria, Sotiris
  • 7 August
    Wednesday
    Albert, Cajetan, Donata, Donatus, Gaetan
  • 8 August
    Thursday
    Dominic, Emil, Emilia, Justin, Sylvia
  • 9 August
    Friday
    Edith, Lawrence, Roland, Roman
  • 10 August
    Saturday
    Asteria, Astrid, Blane, Lars, Laurence, Lorenzo
  • 11 August
    Sunday
    Clare, Herman, Klara, Philomena, Susanna
  • 12 August
    Monday
    Clare, Clarisse, Hilaria, Lech
  • 13 August
    Tuesday
    Cassian, Hippolytus, John, Marco
  • 14 August
    Wednesday
    Eusebius, Felix, Maximilian
  • 15 August
    Thursday
    Johanna, Mac-Cartin, Maria, Stella
  • 16 August
    Friday
    Joachim, Rocco, Roch, Stephan, Stephanie, Theodore
  • 17 August
    Saturday
    Gudrun, Hyacinth, Liberat, Miron, Myron
  • 18 August
    Sunday
    Agapitus, Claudia, Flora, Helena
  • 19 August
    Monday
    John, Magnus, Sebald, Tekla, Timothy
  • 20 August
    Tuesday
    Amator, Bernard, Leontius, Samuel
  • 21 August
    Wednesday
    Jane, Joanna, Maximilian, Pia, Pius
  • 22 August
    Thursday
    Hippolytus, Ivo, Regina, Sigfried
  • 23 August
    Friday
    Philip, Rosa, Rose, Signe, Zacchaeus
  • 24 August
    Saturday
    Bartholomew, Bertold, Isolde, Michaela
  • 25 August
    Sunday
    Ebba, Joseph, Louis, Louisa, Patricia
  • 26 August
    Monday
    Adrian, Ilma, Margaret, Natalia, Zephyrin
  • 27 August
    Tuesday
    Cesarius, Monica, Raoul, Rufus, Vivian
  • 28 August
    Wednesday
    Adelina, Augustine, Hermes, Julian
  • 29 August
    Thursday
    Beatrice, Beatrix, John, Sabina
  • 30 August
    Friday
    Albert, Alexander, Benjamin, Felix, Herbert
  • 31 August
    Saturday
    Aidan, Arvid, Paulina, Raymond

August Name Days - Male Names

  • 1 August
    Thursday
    Alphonso, Peter
  • 2 August
    Friday
    Eusebius, Gustav, Julian, Lonan, Stephen
  • 3 August
    Saturday
    August, Nikodemus, Oliver, Stephen
  • 4 August
    Sunday
    Arnold, Dominic, Rainer, Maximilian
  • 5 August
    Monday
    Oswald
  • 6 August
    Tuesday
    Justus, Salvador, Sotiris
  • 7 August
    Wednesday
    Albert, Cajetan, Gaetan, Donatus
  • 8 August
    Thursday
    Dominic, Emil, Justin
  • 9 August
    Friday
    Lawrence, Roland, Roman
  • 10 August
    Saturday
    Blane, Laurence, Lars, Lorenzo
  • 11 August
    Sunday
    Herman
  • 12 August
    Monday
    Lech
  • 13 August
    Tuesday
    Cassian, Hippolytus, John, Marco
  • 14 August
    Wednesday
    Eusebius, Felix, Maximilian
  • 15 August
    Thursday
    Mac-Cartin
  • 16 August
    Friday
    Joachim, Rocco, Roch, Stephan, Theodore
  • 17 August
    Saturday
    Hyacinth, Liberat, Miron, Myron
  • 18 August
    Sunday
    Agapitus
  • 19 August
    Monday
    John, Magnus, Sebald, Timothy
  • 20 August
    Tuesday
    Amator, Bernard, Leontius, Samuel
  • 21 August
    Wednesday
    Maximilian, Pius
  • 22 August
    Thursday
    Hippolytus, Ivo, Sigfried
  • 23 August
    Friday
    Philip, Signe, Zacchaeus
  • 24 August
    Saturday
    Bartholomew, Bertold
  • 25 August
    Sunday
    Joseph, Louis
  • 26 August
    Monday
    Adrian, Zephyrin
  • 27 August
    Tuesday
    Cesarius, Raoul, Rufus, Vivian
  • 28 August
    Wednesday
    Augustine, Hermes, Julian
  • 29 August
    Thursday
    John
  • 30 August
    Friday
    Albert, Alexander, Benjamin, Felix, Herbert
  • 31 August
    Saturday
    Aidan, Arvid, Raymond

August Name Days - Female Names

  • 1 August
    Thursday
    Faith, Hope, Charity, Sophia
  • 2 August
    Friday
    Karin
  • 3 August
    Saturday
    Lydia
  • 4 August
    Sunday
    Veera
  • 5 August
    Monday
    Afra, Nieves, Nona
  • 6 August
    Tuesday
    Christi, Sotiria
  • 7 August
    Wednesday
    Donata
  • 8 August
    Thursday
    Emilia, Sylvia
  • 9 August
    Friday
    Edith
  • 10 August
    Saturday
    Asteria, Astrid
  • 11 August
    Sunday
    Clare, Klara, Philomena, Susanna
  • 12 August
    Monday
    Clare, Clarisse, Hilaria
  • 15 August
    Thursday
    Johanna, Maria, Stella
  • 16 August
    Friday
    Stephanie
  • 17 August
    Saturday
    Gudrun
  • 18 August
    Sunday
    Claudia, Flora, Helena
  • 19 August
    Monday
    Tekla
  • 21 August
    Wednesday
    Jane, Joanna, Pia
  • 22 August
    Thursday
    Regina
  • 23 August
    Friday
    Rose, Rosa
  • 24 August
    Saturday
    Isolde, Michaela
  • 25 August
    Sunday
    Ebba, Louisa, Patricia
  • 26 August
    Monday
    Ilma, Margaret, Natalia
  • 27 August
    Tuesday
    Monica
  • 28 August
    Wednesday
    Adelina
  • 29 August
    Thursday
    Beatrice, Beatrix, Sabina
  • 31 August
    Saturday
    Paulina

Name Day Calendar