Given Name AUGUSTINE (1)

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: AW-gə-steen, aw-GUS-tin  [details]

Meaning & History

From the Roman name Augustinus, itself derived from the Roman name AUGUSTUS. Saint 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.
VARIANTS: Austen, Austin, Austyn
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Augustinus (Ancient Roman), Agustí (Catalan), Augustin, Dino, Tin (Croatian), Augustín, Augustin (Czech), Augustijn, Stijn, Tijn (Dutch), Augustin (French), Auke (Frisian), Augustin (German), Ágoston (Hungarian), Agostino, Dino (Italian), Augustinas (Lithuanian), Augustyn (Polish), Agostinho (Portuguese), Augustin (Romanian), Augustín (Slovak), Avguštin (Slovene), Agustín (Spanish), Awstin (Welsh)
SAME SPELLING: Augustine (2)


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Entry updated July 2, 2017