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What does Austen mean?

Austen Pronunciation of Austen [austen] as a boys' name is of Latin derivation, and the meaning of Austen is "great, magnificient". Austen is a version of August (Latin): the feminine version. Austen is also a derivative of Augustine (Latin). Austen is also used as a variation of Augustus (Latin), Austin (French, Latin) and Osten (French, Latin).

Associated with: great.


Austen has 4 variants: Austyn, Ostin, Ostyn and Ostynn.

11 more related forms via August, Augustine, Augustus, Austin, Osten: Agoston, Aguistin, Agustin, Agustine, Agustino, Agustus, Augie, Auguste, Augustin, Augustyn and Avgustin.

Creative forms:
(male) Auten, ..

(female) Auste, Auswen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Austen Julio (A.J.), ..

How popular is Austen?

Austen is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#28088 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Austen entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its apex rank of #420 in the U.S. in the year 1995, and is at #1423 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Austen name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Austen outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Austen (#1423 last year) listed in the Top 2000 are Agustin (#938 last year), Agustus, August (#195), Auguste, Augustin (#1918), Augustine (#820), Augustus (#467), Austin (#69) and Austyn (#1555). Other variants, like Ostynn, are seldom used. These relations of Austen were at the top of their popularity 2 decades ago (usage of 1.4%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.5%, down 66%). Austin is the clear favorite, although Augustine appears to be becoming a favorite too, while versions like Austen have lost favor.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Austen, Agustin, Agustus, August, Auguste in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Augustin, Augustine, Augustus, Austin, Austyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of August, Austin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Austen is alike in pronunciation to Aston, Easton, Eston, Westen, Westin, Weston and Wystan. Other recommended names are Acton, Alsten, Alstin, Alston, Alten, Arsen, Asen, Ashtin, Ashton, Ashtun, Aspen, Auben, Auden, Buster, Dunsten, Dustan, Dusten, Dustin, Duston, Dustyn, Huston, Hutten, Justan, Juste, Justen, Justin, Justyn, Rustan, Rusten, Rustin, Ruston and Rustyn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Austen.

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