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Gender: male
Pronunciation: AW-sten, AWS-tin
Meaning: great, venerable
Related Names: Augustine, Augustus, Austen, Austyn, Ostin, Ostyn, Ostynn

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Rank in 2000s: 30

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Name: austin Origin: Latin,, Meaning (no case): great, venerable





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ORIGIN AND HISTORY

The name Austin originates as a shortened form of Augustine meaning “great” or “venerable,” which derives from the Latin “Augustinus.” The name is a variant of Augustus meaning “great,” “venerable” or “consecrated by the augurs.” The Welsh version of Austin is “Awstin.”

In the 7th century, Saint Augustine was also referred to as Austin.

POPULARITY

According to the 1990 United States Census [1], Austin ranked as the 1,003rd most popular male first name. In the United States, the name ranked in the Top 1,000 most popular boys' names four decades since 1880 and in the Top 1,000 most popular girls' names three decades since 1880.

According to the Social Security Administration [1], in the 21st century, the name ranked in the Top 50 most popular boys' names every year from 2000 (23rd) through 2006 (41st).

United States Popularity of the boy's name Austin in the 21st Century:

  • Year: 2006 Rank:41st
  • Year: 2005 Rank:39th
  • Year: 2004 Rank:35th
  • Year: 2003 Rank:33rd
  • Year: 2002 Rank:26th
  • Year: 2001 Rank:25th
  • Year: 2000 Rank:23rd

FACTS

  • “Austin” is a name bestowed upon locations in Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Minnesota, Nevada and Oregon, USA.
  • “Austin” is the name of a college in Sherman, Texas, USA.
  • “Austin” is a name given to locations in Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec, Canada.
  • “Austin” is the name of babies belonging to celebrities Rebbie Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones.

NAMESAKES

  • “Sir Austin Danger Powers,” played by Mike Myers, is the lead character of the comedy movies Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002).
  • “Austin TV” is the name of a Mexican instrumental post-rock music group.
  • “Austin” is the title of American country singer Blake Shelton’s debut single, released in 2001.
  • “Austin City Limits” is the title of a PBS television show featuring live musical performance by various musicians.


FAMOUS PERSONS

  • Stephen Austin – American frontiersman who was one of the founders of the Republic of Texas.
  • Steve Austin (born Steven James Anderson Williams) – Professional wrestler who goes by the name “Stone Cold Steve Austin.”
  • Jane Austen – Acclaimed late 18th and early 19th century writer who is known for such works as Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813) and Emma (1815).
  • Tracy Ann Austin Holt – Former professional tennis player who won the U.S. Open singles title in 1979 and 1981.
  • Brett William Austin – New Zealand breaststroke swimmer who competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics.


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OTHER AUSTIN'S

Austin Smith, Austin Johnson, Austin Williams, Austin Jones, Austin Brown, Austin Davis, Austin Miller, Austin Wilson, Austin Moore, Austin Taylor, Austin Aaron, Austin Abernethy, Austin Able, Austin Abney, Austin Abu, Austin Abulah, Austin Ace, Austin Acevedo, Austin Ackerman, Austin Ackermann, Austin Acnterbury, Austin Ada, Austin Ammanniti, Austin Amonette, Austin Adcock, Austin Adams, Austin Adamson, Austin Addis, Austin Addison, Austin Adduci, Austin Adeeko, Austin Adekweh, Austin Adelman, Austin Aden, Austin Adkins, Austin Adkisson, Austin Adler, Austin Adolphson, Austin Adrian, Austin Adsit, Austin Adudu, Austin Aenis, Austin Aerts, Austin Aettles, Austin Agar, Austin Agarwal, Austin Aghedo, Austin Agins, Austin Agius, Austin Agnew, More results

Author: Rich Kachold

Facts about AustinRDF feed
Gender male  +
Length 6  +
Meaning great, venerable  +
Meaningnc great, venerable  +
Name austin  +
Origin Latin  +
Popularity 1  +
Pronunciation AW-sten, AWS-tin  +
Rank in 2000s 30  +
Related Augustine  +, Augustus  +, Austen  +, Austyn  +, Ostin  +, Ostyn  +, and Ostynn  +
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