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Subject: Augustine: Male or Female?
Author: Rebecca   (guest,
Date: December 21, 2003 at 10:09:12 AM
I have a quick question. Although the Saint Augustine that we are familiar with was a man, wouldn't Augustine be a (French?) female diminutive of Augustus. -ine is a feminine suffix, is it not? Ex: Justin and Justine; Ernest and Ernestine.

I love the name Augustine for a girl (Mary Augustine Louise), but would never give my daughter a male name. So, what are the origins?

Thanks in advance, Rebecca

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