PRONOUNCED: AW-gəs-teen, ə-GUS-tin [key]
Meaning & History
From the Roman name Augustinus
, itself derived from the Roman name AUGUSTUS
Augustine of Hippo was a 5th-century Christian theologian and author from North Africa. For his contributions to Christian philosophy he is known as a Doctor of the Church. Due to his renown, the name came into general use in the Christian world. It became popular in England in the Middle Ages partly because of a second saint by this name, Augustine of Canterbury, a 6th-century Italian monk sent to England to convert the Anglo-Saxons.
OTHER LANGUAGES: Augustinus (Ancient Roman), Agustí (Catalan), Augustin, Dino, Tin (Croatian), Augustin, Augustín (Czech), Augustijn, Stijn, Tijn (Dutch), Augustin (French), Ágoston (Hungarian), Agostino, Dino (Italian), Augustinas (Lithuanian), Augustyn (Polish), Agostinho (Portuguese), Augustin (Romanian), Augustín (Slovak), Avguštin (Slovene), Agustín (Spanish), Awstin (Welsh)
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