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What does Augustine mean?

Augustine Pronunciation of Augustine 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH saint, medieval, famous, chaste (pure), england


VARIANTS Agoston, Aguistin, Agustin, Augie, Augustin, Augustyn, Augy, Austen, Austin, Austyn, Avgustin

OTHER FORMS VIA AUGUST, AUGUSTUS Agostino, Agustine, Agustino, Auguste, Augustino, Augusto, Augustus




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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 #761. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Augustine (#761 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) ranked in the Top 2000 are Agustin (#1057), August (#170), Auguste, Augustin, Augusto, Augustus (#460), Austen (#1875), Austin (#80) and Austyn (#1822). 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%, 68.4%). Austin is the continual favorite, though August has become popular as well, while forms such as Austen have lost favor.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Augustine, Agustin, August, Auguste, Augustin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Augusto, Augustus, Austen, Austin, Austyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike 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.

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