Meaning and Name Origin
Augustine \a(u)-gusti-ne, aug(us)-tine\ as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' 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.
Augustine has 1 feminine form: Austine.
Augustine is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#806 out of 1220, Top 66%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#2379 out of 88799, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Augustine for boys. Augustine reached its peak rank of #532 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, and is currently at #949. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Augustine and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Augustine (#949 the previous year) are Agustin (#879 the previous year), August (#242), Augustus (#544), Austen, Austin (#66), Austyn, Gus and Guss. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity during 1880-1889 and have become much less popular since, with forms such as Agustin, Austen, Austyn, Gus and Guss falling out of style. August (#242), Augustus (#544) and Austin (#66) are three of the more fashionable baby names here, with these names going through a resurgence in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)