Its birth flower is the gladiolus or poppy, meaning beauty, strength of character, love, marriage and family. The western zodiac signs for the month of august are leo (until august 22) and virgo (from august 23 onwards). This list does not necessarily imply either official status or general observance.
Middle english speakers inherited the name of the month of august, but it wasnt until the mid-1600s that august came to be used generically in english, more or less as augustus was in.
August definition, inspiring reverence or admiration of supreme dignity or grandeur majestic an august performance of a religious drama.