What does Augustine mean?
Augustine [au-gus-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.
1 feminine form: Austine.Creative forms:
(male) Argustine, Augustiney, ..
(female) Augustial, Augustinet, .. Middle name pairings:
Augustine Tyree (A.T.), ..
How popular is Augustine?
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 (#2534 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Augustine reached its peak rank of #497 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is currently at #820. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Augustine (#820 from current records) ranked in the Top 2000 are Agustin (#938 from current records), August (#195), Auguste, Augustin (#1918), Augusto, Augustus (#467), Austen (#1423), Austin (#69) and Austyn (#1555). Other forms, like Agostino, are uncommon. These forms of Augustine were favored by parents in the year 1995 (adoption of 1.4%) and have become much less common since (adoption 0.5%, ▼66.2%). Austin is the continual favorite, though Augustine has become popular as well, while forms such as Austen have lost favor.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Agustus, Alstin, Anastice, Anstice, Antuwaine (see Antoine), Argentino, Aristide, Auggie, Celestine, Ernestine and Selestine. These names tend to be less frequently used than Augustine.See names in meaning and etymology.