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Origin & Meaning

The name Austin is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Austin is "ingenious".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "venerable".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 66 in baby name popularity for boys with 6263 occurrences.  It ranked 1714 in popular baby names for girls with 121 occurrences. 

View the Austin Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Austin has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Austin to other names.


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Related Names

Austin is a diminutive (nickname) of Augustine.

Variants of the name Austin include Austen.

The names Austyn, Awstin are all forms of Austin.

Other Tidbits

Austin falls into the place name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Austin in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Austin.

Just for fun, see the name Austin in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Austin in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.