The meaning of the name Augustus is “Venerable” or “Great, the increaser”. And it has uber cool nicknames Auggie and Gus.
Caesar Augustus the Roman Emperor, was actually Julius Caesars maternal great-nephew, named Gaius Octavius Thurinus. When Julius was assassinated, he named Octavius his adopted son in his will, and his name became Anglicized to Octavian. Later the Roman Senate granted him the new and famed name, Augustus. He was the first and greatest Emperor of Rome.
Caesar Augustus was the Emperor at the time of Jesus’ birth, he decreed that a census of the people must be taken, forcing Joseph and his new bride Mary back to Josephs hometown of Bethlehem, where Jesus was born according to prophecy.
The name Augustus reminds me of Septimus, Vindex and Pantelis.