a masculine name: dim. Gus; fem. Augusta; equiv. Fr. Auguste, Ger. August, It. Augusto
Origin of AugustusL, August
(Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus) 63 - 14; 1st Rom. emperor (27 - 14): grandnephew of Julius Caesar: also called Octavian
63 BC&NDASH;AD 14
First emperor of Rome (27 BC-AD 14) and grandnephew of Julius Caesar. Born Gaius Octavius, he took the name Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus—often referred to simply as Octavian in English texts—in 44 after Caesar's assassination. He defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra in 31 and subsequently gained control over Rome and its extensive territories. In 27 he was named emperor and given the honorary title Augustus.
From Latin augustus (“majestic”).