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Augustine 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. In England, Saint Augustine (sixth century) was the first archbishop of Canterbury famous for the frank "Confessions", in which he says, "Oh God, make me chaste - but not yet".
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Popularity of Augustine
Augustine is a somewhat popular first name for males (#806 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#2379 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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