Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. AW-gə-steen
, aw-GUS-tin
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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.

Related Names

Feminine FormAustyn
Other Languages & CulturesAugustinus(Ancient Roman) Agustí(Catalan) Dino(Croatian) 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)
Surname DescendantsAugustine, Austin(English)
Same SpellingAugustine 2
User SubmissionAugustiñe

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6th-century depiction of Saint Augustine of Hippo6th-century depiction of Saint Augustine of Hippo

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Entry updated January 22, 2019