What does Austen mean?
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.
(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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.