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Boy Name: Augustine

Name: Augustine
Pronunciation: \a(u)-gusti-ne, aug(us)-tine\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Augustine's also a girl name)
Meaning: great, magnificient
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Augustino, Agustine
Variant forms: Agoston, Aguistin, Agustin, Augie, Augustin, Augustyn, Augy, Austen, Austin, Austyn, Avgustin
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 806
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 2379

Description

Augustine \a(u)-gusti-ne, aug(us)-tine\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Augustine), is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Augustine is "great, magnificient". Diminutive of August; English form of the Latin name Augustinus, which is itself a derivative of Augustus. Saint Augustine of Hippo (fifth century) was perhaps the greatest of the Fathers of the Christian Church. He formulated the principles followed by the numerous medieval communities named after him as Austin canons, friars, and nuns. In England, Saint Augustine (sixth century) was the first archbishop of Canterbury famous for the frank "Confessions", in which he says, "Oh God, make me chaste - but not yet".

Augustine has 11 variant forms: Agoston, Aguistin, Agustin, Augie, Augustin, Augustyn, Augy, Austen, Austin, Austyn and Avgustin.

Baby names that sound like Augustine are Augustino and Agustine.

View a list of the 5 names that reference Augustine.

Popularity

Augustine is a somewhat popular first name for men (#806 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#2379 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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