Austin Name Meaning

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A Deep Dive

Austin Overview

Meaning

Great, magnificent, venerable

Gender

Boy

Origin

Latin

Etymology

Derived from the Latin name “Augustinus,” meaning “great” or “magnificent.”

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈɑː.stɪn/

Popularity

Austin is a popular name in many English-speaking countries and has been widely used for decades. Recently, Austin has ranked within the top 100 names for boys in the USA.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

6 letters

Numerology

3 (Expressive, Social, Artistic)

Name Styles

Classic, Traditional, Popular, Cute

Associated Traits

Strong, charismatic, adventurous, intelligent

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Associated with Saint Augustine of Hippo, an influential theologian and philosopher in Christianity.

Name Day

August 28th
A Deep Dive

Austin Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Austen, Austyn, Ostin, Auston, Austan, Austynne

Common Nicknames

Aust, Austi, Tino, Austi, Austie

Diminutives

Aus, Austy, Tin, Auz, Oz

Famous People

  • Austin Mahone
    (American Singer)
  • Austin Butler
    (American Actor)
  • Austin Rivers
    (American Basketball Player)
  • Austin Nichols
    (American Actor)
  • Austin Stowell
    (American Actor)
  • Austin Carlile
    (American Musician)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Austin Powers
    ("Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery," Film Series)
  • "Austin & Ally"
    (TV Series)
  • Austin Moon
    ("Austin & Ally," TV Series)
  • "Austin"
    (Song)
  • Austin Tucker
    ("Make It or Break It," TV Series)

Places

  • Austin City
    (Texas, USA)
  • Austin City
    (Minnesota, USA)
  • Austin Park
    (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
  • Austin River
    (Western Australia, Australia)
  • Austin Street
    (London, UK)
  • Austin Heights
    (British Columbia, Canada)

What Is the Meaning of Austin?

Austin means “great” or “magnificent.” Individuals with this name often possess a charismatic and confident personality, exuding a sense of greatness and leadership.

What Is the Origin of The Name Austin?

Austin has Latin origins. It is derived from the name Augustine, which comes from the Latin word “augustus.” The name has a rich history, associated with Saint Augustine, a prominent theologian, and has been used in various forms throughout the centuries.

Austin Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Austin in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#962021#1112022#1012023
Top 3 Rankings#91996#91997#101995

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Austin

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
2023101
(+10 from 2022)
3475
(+112 from 2022)
0.18977
2022111
(-15 from 2021)
3363
(-410 from 2021)
0.17955
202196
(-7 from 2020)
3773
(-240 from 2020)
0.20138
202089
(-1 from 2019)
4013
(-386 from 2019)
0.21696
201988
(-7 from 2018)
4399
(-288 from 2018)
0.22890
201881
(-6 from 2017)
4687
(-370 from 2017)
0.24113
201775
(-2 from 2016)
5057
(-309 from 2016)
0.25552
201673
(-4 from 2015)
5366
(-458 from 2015)
0.26491
201569
(-3 from 2014)
5824
(-493 from 2014)
0.28487
201466
(-2 from 2013)
6317
(-180 from 2013)
0.30826
201364
(-6 from 2012)
6497
(-514 from 2012)
0.32152
201258
(+2 from 2011)
7011
(-22 from 2011)
0.34551
201160
(+4 from 2010)
7033
(+125 from 2010)
0.34621
201064
(-1 from 2009)
6908
(-381 from 2009)
0.33625
200963
(-8 from 2008)
7289
(-705 from 2008)
0.34367
200855
(-7 from 2007)
7994
(-1207 from 2007)
0.36663
200748
(-7 from 2006)
9201
(-1090 from 2006)
0.41538
200641
(-3 from 2005)
10291
(+180 from 2005)
0.46940
200538
(-3 from 2004)
10111
(-634 from 2004)
0.47529
200435
(-2 from 2003)
10745
(-945 from 2003)
0.50843
200333
(-7 from 2002)
11690
(-2853 from 2002)
0.55636
200226
(-1 from 2001)
14543
(-411 from 2001)
0.70370
200125
(-2 from 2000)
14954
(-992 from 2000)
0.72297
200023
(-10 from 1999)
15946
(-4821 from 1999)
0.76358
199913
(-3 from 1998)
20767
(-2710 from 1998)
1.01849
199810
(-1 from 1997)
23477
(-1641 from 1997)
1.15785
19979
No change from 1996
25118
(-544 from 1996)
1.25729
19969
(+1 from 1995)
25662
(-245 from 1995)
1.28071
199510
(+7 from 1994)
25907
(+2714 from 1994)
1.28803
199417
(+9 from 1993)
23193
(+5610 from 1993)
1.13783
199326
(+12 from 1992)
17583
(+6126 from 1992)
0.85126
199238
(+12 from 1991)
11457
(+2402 from 1991)
0.54579
199150
(+5 from 1990)
9055
(+1142 from 1990)
0.42719
199055
(+4 from 1989)
7913
(+1028 from 1989)
0.36770
198959
(+4 from 1988)
6885
(+1297 from 1988)
0.32849
198863
(+13 from 1987)
5588
(+1492 from 1987)
0.27908
198776
(+14 from 1986)
4096
(+894 from 1986)
0.21003
198690
(+17 from 1985)
3202
(+475 from 1985)
0.16662
1985107
(+10 from 1984)
2727
(+389 from 1984)
0.14171
1984117
(+14 from 1983)
2338
(+288 from 1983)
0.12458
1983131
(+25 from 1982)
2050
(+248 from 1982)
0.11000
1982156
(+17 from 1981)
1802
(+347 from 1981)
0.09549
1981173
(+38 from 1980)
1455
(+293 from 1980)
0.07813
1980211
(+18 from 1979)
1162
(+168 from 1979)
0.06265
1979229
(+10 from 1978)
994
(+109 from 1978)
0.05549
1978239
(+49 from 1977)
885
(+205 from 1977)
0.05180
1977288
(+44 from 1976)
680
(+162 from 1976)
0.03978
1976332
(+44 from 1975)
518
(+97 from 1975)
0.03173
1975376
(+77 from 1974)
421
(+110 from 1974)
0.02595
1974453
(+20 from 1973)
311
(+34 from 1973)
0.01908
1973473
(+35 from 1972)
277
(+39 from 1972)
0.01717
1972508
(-12 from 1971)
238
(-28 from 1971)
0.01422
1971496
(+12 from 1970)
266
(+14 from 1970)
0.01463
1970508
(+70 from 1969)
252
(+69 from 1969)
0.01323
1969578
(-39 from 1968)
183
(-13 from 1968)
0.01000
1968539
(-17 from 1967)
196
(-8 from 1967)
0.01104
1967522
(+13 from 1966)
204
(+3 from 1966)
0.01146
1966535
(-2 from 1965)
201
(-7 from 1965)
0.01106
1965533
(+7 from 1964)
208
(-4 from 1964)
0.01098
1964540
(-7 from 1963)
212
(-9 from 1963)
0.01046
1963533
(+25 from 1962)
221
(+21 from 1962)
0.01070
1962558
(-7 from 1961)
200
(-5 from 1961)
0.00952
1961551
(-1 from 1960)
205
(+1 from 1960)
0.00950
1960550
(+15 from 1959)
204
(+14 from 1959)
0.00942
1959565
(-20 from 1958)
190
(-10 from 1958)
0.00877
1958545
(-44 from 1957)
200
(-39 from 1957)
0.00928
1957501
(+2 from 1956)
239
(+13 from 1956)
0.01092
1956503
(+12 from 1955)
226
(+23 from 1955)
0.01053
1955515
(-43 from 1954)
203
(-33 from 1954)
0.00971
1954472
(+12 from 1953)
236
(+25 from 1953)
0.01141
1953484
(-10 from 1952)
211
(-3 from 1952)
0.01054
1952474
(-46 from 1951)
214
(-37 from 1951)
0.01084
1951428
(+1 from 1950)
251
(+11 from 1950)
0.01313
1950429
(+50 from 1949)
240
(+51 from 1949)
0.01320
1949479
(-44 from 1948)
189
(-47 from 1948)
0.01049
1948435
(-9 from 1947)
236
(-21 from 1947)
0.01324
1947426
(-27 from 1946)
257
(-4 from 1946)
0.01384
1946399
(-18 from 1945)
261
(+17 from 1945)
0.01581
1945381
(+9 from 1944)
244
(+4 from 1944)
0.01779
1944390
(-30 from 1943)
240
(-49 from 1943)
0.01728
1943360
(-7 from 1942)
289
(-8 from 1942)
0.01987
1942353
(+24 from 1941)
297
(+62 from 1941)
0.02109
1941377
(-11 from 1940)
235
(-10 from 1940)
0.01873
1940366
(+23 from 1939)
245
(+35 from 1939)
0.02065
1939389
(-1 from 1938)
210
(-2 from 1938)
0.01853
1938388
(-39 from 1937)
212
(-27 from 1937)
0.01865
1937349
(-5 from 1936)
239
(-11 from 1936)
0.02185
1936344
(+20 from 1935)
250
(+27 from 1935)
0.02349
1935364
(-17 from 1934)
223
(-28 from 1934)
0.02085
1934347
(-32 from 1933)
251
(-43 from 1933)
0.02364
1933315
(+17 from 1932)
294
(+21 from 1932)
0.02882
1932332
(-37 from 1931)
273
(-77 from 1931)
0.02541
1931295
(-5 from 1930)
350
(-36 from 1930)
0.03272
1930290
(+2 from 1929)
386
(+23 from 1929)
0.03417
1929292
(-8 from 1928)
363
(-26 from 1928)
0.03277
1928284
(-7 from 1927)
389
(-26 from 1927)
0.03409
1927277
(-3 from 1926)
415
(-15 from 1926)
0.03572
1926274
No change from 1925
430
(-4 from 1925)
0.03754
1925274
(+3 from 1924)
434
(+14 from 1924)
0.03769
1924277
(-11 from 1923)
420
(-28 from 1923)
0.03593
1923266
(-1 from 1922)
448
(-8 from 1922)
0.03957
1922265
(+3 from 1921)
456
(+19 from 1921)
0.04053
1921268
(-15 from 1920)
437
(-30 from 1920)
0.03840
1920253
(+4 from 1919)
467
(+37 from 1919)
0.04242
1919257
(-15 from 1918)
430
(-53 from 1918)
0.04235
1918242
(+8 from 1917)
483
(+74 from 1917)
0.04606
1917250
(-12 from 1916)
409
(-32 from 1916)
0.04263
1916238
(-4 from 1915)
441
(+17 from 1915)
0.04777
1915234
(+2 from 1914)
424
(+104 from 1914)
0.04813
1914236
(-4 from 1913)
320
(+62 from 1913)
0.04683
1913232
No change from 1912
258
(+35 from 1912)
0.04811
1912232
(+23 from 1911)
223
(+122 from 1911)
0.04940
1911255
(-22 from 1910)
101
No change from 1910
0.04184
1910233
(-26 from 1909)
101
(-1 from 1909)
0.04844
1909207
(+20 from 1908)
102
(+18 from 1908)
0.05767
1908227
(+51 from 1907)
84
(+28 from 1907)
0.05049
1907278
(-65 from 1906)
56
(-27 from 1906)
0.03531
1906213
(+6 from 1905)
83
(+7 from 1905)
0.05761
1905219
(+14 from 1904)
76
(+10 from 1904)
0.05306
1904233
(+24 from 1903)
66
(+16 from 1903)
0.04765
1903257
(-33 from 1902)
50
(-14 from 1902)
0.03866
1902224
(-20 from 1901)
64
(-4 from 1901)
0.04821
1901204
(+47 from 1900)
68
(+2 from 1900)
0.05883
1900251
(-26 from 1899)
66
(+10 from 1899)
0.04071
1899225
(-8 from 1898)
56
(-9 from 1898)
0.04861
1898217
(+19 from 1897)
65
(+11 from 1897)
0.04921
1897236
(-6 from 1896)
54
(-8 from 1896)
0.04428
1896230
(+7 from 1895)
62
(+7 from 1895)
0.04804
1895237
(-6 from 1894)
55
No change from 1894
0.04343
1894231
(+44 from 1893)
55
(+15 from 1893)
0.04404
1893275
(-70 from 1892)
40
(-31 from 1892)
0.03305
1892205
(-14 from 1891)
71
(+6 from 1891)
0.05401
1891191
(+16 from 1890)
65
(+2 from 1890)
0.05949
1890207
(-16 from 1889)
63
(-5 from 1889)
0.05263
1889191
(-4 from 1888)
68
(-11 from 1888)
0.05713
1888187
(+43 from 1887)
79
(+32 from 1887)
0.06081
1887230
(-24 from 1886)
47
(-17 from 1886)
0.04300
1886206
(+14 from 1885)
64
(+10 from 1885)
0.05376
1885220
(-28 from 1884)
54
(-16 from 1884)
0.04657
1884192
(+53 from 1883)
70
(+27 from 1883)
0.05703
1883245
(-48 from 1882)
43
(-22 from 1882)
0.03823
1882197
(-22 from 1881)
65
(-1 from 1881)
0.05327
1881175
(+45 from 1880)
66
(+13 from 1880)
0.06096
1880220
First SSA data recorded
53
First SSA data recorded
0.04476

American States Popularity Rankings for Austin

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#982021#1152022#1002023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#1122021#1282022#1132023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#772021#862022#822023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#882021#1162022#1072023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#1142021#1262022#1122023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#802021#842022#792023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#602021#672022#602023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#1002021#1322022#1092023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#1092021#1222022#1112023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#1432021#1242022#1272023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#882021#1172022#962023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#1322021#1342022#1172023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#1202021#1462022#1432023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#942021#982022#982023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#1312021#1312022#1322023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#1342021#1222022#1232023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#1292021#1502022#1302023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#862021#1202022#1652023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#1372021#902022#1492023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#1652021#1812022#1472023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#1442021#1702022#1432023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#2582021#1592022#1972023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#1082021#1892022#1442023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#1362021#1602022#1092023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#1112021#1312022#1282023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#1172021#1162022#1132023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#682021#802022#592023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#1202021#1102022#1582023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#532021#522022#552023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#1342021#1762022#2112023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#1152021#1652022#1422023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#792021#672022#1082023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#872021#832022#792023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#1602021#1112022#1212023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#2032021#1662022#1622023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#642021#532022#482023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#922021#1382022#1002023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#1252021#1112022#1472023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#1112018#1292020#1502021

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#1162021#952022#1122023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#992021#1722022#2262023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#1822018#1852021#2492023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#1372021#1322022#1532023

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#992021#852022#1002023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#1262021#1182022#982023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#572021#902022#632023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#672021#1132022#762023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#1052020#1102021#1082022

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#772018#622019#982023

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#572020#502022#722023

District of Columbia (DC)

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Popularity Rankings for Austin in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#352021#422022#362023

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#492021#522022#412023

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

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Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#832021#562022#482023

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#1392021#772022#1512023

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#1562021#1322022#1012023

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#1102019#1052020#1192021

Popularity in Chile

Chile flagChile#1752019#1452020#1452021

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#1762021#1472022#1532023

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#2252021#1922022#1622023

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#3252020#2722021#2652022

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#4322010#7362014#7322015

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#8752022#7072023

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#8692021

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Austin a Name for Boys or Girls?

Austin is commonly given to boys due to its robust and classic tone, which aligns well with traditional male names.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Austin

Austin in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Austin Mahone (Singer, born 1996): An American singer and songwriter known for his hit songs and collaborations with other artists.
  • Austin Butler (Actor, born 1991): An American actor known for his roles in "The Carrie Diaries" and "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."
  • Austin Rivers (Basketball Player, born 1992): An American professional basketball player who has played for several NBA teams.
  • Austin Nichols (Actor, born 1980): An American actor known for his roles in "One Tree Hill" and "The Day After Tomorrow."
  • Austin Stowell (Actor, born 1984): An American actor known for his roles in "Whiplash" and "Bridge of Spies."
  • Austin Carlile (Musician, born 1987): An American musician and former lead vocalist of the band Of Mice & Men.
  • Austin North (Actor, born 1996): An American actor known for his role in the Disney Channel series "I Didn't Do It."
  • Austin Abrams (Actor, born 1996): An American actor known for his roles in "Paper Towns" and "Euphoria."
  • Austin Watson (Hockey Player, born 1992): An American professional ice hockey player known for playing with the Nashville Predators.
  • Stephen F. Austin (Politician, 1793–1836): An American empresario known as the "Father of Texas" for leading the successful colonization of the region by bringing 300 families to what is now Texas.
  • John Austin (Philosopher, 1790–1859): A British legal philosopher known for his work on the theory of law and legal positivism.
  • Austin Powers ("Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery," 1997 Film Series): A quirky British spy who is unfrozen after 30 years to battle his arch-nemesis Dr. Evil.
  • "Austin & Ally" (2011 TV Series): Follows the partnership between Austin, an aspiring singer, and Ally, a songwriter with stage fright, as they pursue their musical dreams.
  • Austin Moon ("Austin & Ally," 2011 TV Series): A confident and talented singer who collaborates with Ally to become a pop star.
  • "Austin" (1988 Song by Blake Shelton): A country song about a man reconnecting with his lost love.
  • Austin Tucker ("Make It or Break It," 2009 TV Series): An elite gymnast who is known for his skills and charming personality.
  • Austin Ames ("A Cinderella Story," 2004 Film): A popular high school student who falls for an anonymous pen pal, not knowing she is an unpopular classmate.
  • Austin Butler ("Elvis," 2022 Film): An actor known for his portrayal of Elvis Presley, capturing the essence of the iconic singer.
  • "Austin" (2021 Novel by Jake Matthews): A novel about a young man named Austin navigating life and love in a small town.
  • Austin James ("Whiz Kids," 1983 TV Series): A teenage computer genius who solves crimes with his friends.
  • Austin York ("Blue Bloods," 2010 TV Series): A character involved in the complexities of the Reagan family's law enforcement legacy.
  • Austin City (Texas, USA): The capital of Texas, known for its live music scene, tech industry, and vibrant cultural life.
  • Austin City (Minnesota, USA): A city in Mower County known for the Hormel Foods Corporation and the SPAM Museum.
  • Austin Park (Chicago, Illinois, USA): A public park in the Austin neighborhood, known for its recreational facilities and community events.
  • Austin River (Western Australia, Australia): A river in the Wheatbelt region, known for its scenic views and agricultural significance.
  • Austin Street (London, UK): A historic street in London known for its charming architecture and cultural landmarks.
  • Austin Heights (British Columbia, Canada): A residential neighborhood in Coquitlam known for its parks and family-friendly environment.
  • Austin Lake (Michigan, USA): A lake in Kalamazoo County known for its recreational opportunities, including boating and fishing.
  • Austin Bay (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada): A bay known for its picturesque landscapes and coastal wildlife.
  • Austin Township (Macomb County, Michigan, USA): A township known for its rural charm and agricultural community.
  • Austin Island (Nunavut, Canada): An island in the Arctic Archipelago known for its remote location and pristine natural environment.

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