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What does Austin mean?

Austin Pronunciation of 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. Also form of August. Also form of Augustus. Also form of Osten.


ASSOCIATED WITH great, england, 17th century, surname, saint, powers


VARIANTS Austen, Austyn, Ostin, Ostyn, Ostynn

RELATED FORMS VIA AUGUSTINE Agoston, Aguistin, Agustin, Augie, Augustin, Augustyn, Avgustin




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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)

Austin reached its highest rank of #9 in the U.S. in the year 1997, and is at #80 currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Austin (#80 LAST YEAR) ranked in the Top 2000 are Agustin (#1057), August (#170), Augustin, Augustine (#761), Augustus (#460), Austen (#1875) and Austyn (#1822). Other variants, like Aguistin, are seldom used. These forms of Austin were favored in 1995 (AVERAGE #799) and are now much less widespread (#1028, DOWN 68%), with versions such as Austin becoming less stylish. August and Augustine are two of the more trendy boy names here.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Austin is alike in pronunciation to Aston, Easton, Eston, Westen, Westin, Weston and Wystan. Other recommended sound-alike 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.

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