What does Austin mean?
Austin [austin] as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Austin) is pronounced AW-sten. It is of French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Austin is "great, magnificient". Variant and oral form of Augustine, contracted by everyday speech. Enjoyed some popularity in England as late as the 17th century. Now most often a surname used as a given name. Saint Augustine (seventh century) was sometimes called Austin. In America, the name carries Western association due to Stephen Austin, a frontiersman and one of the founders of the Republic of Texas. The state capital is named in his honor. The "Austin Powers" movies, though, have probably disqualified it from use for a whole generation of future parents.
Austin has 1 feminine form: Austine.Creative forms:
(male) Asatin, Austino, ..
(female) Austinne, Austinnia, .. Middle name pairings:
Austin Riaan (A.R.), ..
How popular is Austin?
Austin is a very popular first name for males (#301 out of 1220, Top 25%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#241 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name history of Austin for boys. Austin reached its highest rank of #9 in the U.S. in the year 1997, and is at #69 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Shown below is a study of the history of the boy name Austin and related names. Prominent related forms of Austin (#69 last year) ranked in the Top 2000 are Agustin (#938 last year), August (#195), Augustin (#1918), Augustine (#820), Augustus (#467), Austen (#1423) and Austyn (#1555). Other variants, like Aguistin, are seldom used. These forms of Austin were favored in 1995 (average #799) and are now much less widespread (#923, down 66%), with versions such as Austin becoming less stylish. Augustine is the most trendy boy name here.
Austin▼ is alike in pronunciation to Aston, Easton▲, Eston, Westen, Westin▲, Weston▲ and Wystan. Other recommended names are Acton, Agustine, Agustino, Alsten, Alstin, Alston, Antin, Ashtin, Ashton, Ashtun, Aswin, Aubin, Destin, Dunstin, Dustan, Dusten, Dustin▼, Duston, Dustyn, Eustis, Faustin, Husain, Husein, Huston, Jestin, Justain, Justan, Justen, Justin▼, Justino, Justis, Justyn▼, Rustan, Rusten, Rustin, Ruston and Rustyn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Austin.See names in meaning and etymology.