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Gender: M Meaning of Austin: "great, magnificent" Origin of Austin: English, shortened form of Augustine Austin's Popularity in 2014: #66

Austin -- a name with an attractive southwestern feel, place-name panache and the solid base of having long been an Anglo-Saxon surname and a first name since medieval times --reached the Top 10 in the 1990s, but has been gradually slipping down the list.

Literary namesakes include Austin Sloper in Henry James' novel Washington Square, and there have been several Austins in soap operas and films.

The Austen spelling is also used, sometimes as an homage to Jane Austen.

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Famous People Named Austin

Austin Butler, American actor
Austin Eder, American ballerina
Austin Nichols, American actor
Austin Collie, American football player
Austin Stevens, South African photographer
Austin Scarlett, American fashion designer
Austin Carlile, American lead singer for band Of Mice & Men
Austin Patrick, daughter of American actor Robert Patrick
Austin Mahone, American pop singer
Austin Mincks, brother of American actor Aedin Mincks
Austin Dabney, slave and militiaman in the American Revolutionary War
Austin Farrer, English theologian and philosopher
Austin Shepherd Padalecki, son of Jared and Genevieve Padalecki
William Austin Dickinson, known as Austin, brother to poet Emily Dickinson
Austin O'Brien, American Actor
Tron Austin, son of American singer Chilli from group "TLC"

Pop Culture References for the Name Austin

Austin Powers, star of the eponymous movies
Austin Moon, from Disney's Austin & Ally
Austin, purple kangaroo character from "The Backyardigans"
Austin, Texas
Ostin Liss, secondary character in Richard Paul Evans's Michael Vey series (Yes, that's how it's spelled)

Astin, Austen, Auston, Austyn

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