Austin is a contracted form of Augustine, an Ancient Roman name which comes from Augustus, originally an Ancient Roman title used by Roman emperors after the first and, by some accounts, greatest emperor of Rome, Gaius Octavius, who was the adopted son and heir of Julius Caesar. It means “majestic”, “venerable”, “great” from Latin augere (to increase) derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ewg- (to increase, to enlarge). Austin is also an English, French, and German surname derived from the given name.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Austen (English)
  • Auston (English)
  • Austyn (English)
  • Augustine (English, Roman)
  • Augustus (Ancient Roman, Dutch)


Female forms:

  • Austine (English)
  • Austina (English)
  • Austyna (English)
  • Austyne (English)


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