Meaning and name origin
Augustine \a(u)-gusti-ne, aug(us)-tine\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Augustine), is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Augustine is "great, magnificient". Diminutive of August; English form of the Latin name Augustinus, which is itself a derivative of Augustus. Saint Augustine of Hippo (fifth century) was perhaps the greatest of the Fathers of the Christian Church. He formulated the principles followed by the numerous medieval communities named after him as Austin canons, friars, and nuns. He was famous for the frank "Confessions", in which he says, "Oh God, make me chaste, but not yet". In England, Saint Augustine (sixth century) was the first archbishop of Canterbury.
There is 1 feminine form of Augustine: Austine.
Augustine is a somewhat popular first name for males (#806 out of 1220, Top 66%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#2379 out of 88799, Top 3%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Augustine for boys. Augustine reached its highest rank of #532 in the U.S. in 1920-1929. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Augustine and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Austin (#66), August (#242), Augustus (#544), Agustin (#879), Augustine (#949), Austyn and Austen. (2014 statistics).