Literary surname and shortened form of Augustine, Latin
"great, magnificent"

Austen Origin and Meaning

The name Austen is a boy's name of English origin meaning "great, magnificent".

Parents who love the great English novelist Jane Austen may choose this spelling of the popular name Austin to honor the author of Emma and Pride and Prejudice.

# 927 in the US

Austen Rank in US Top 1000

# 2173 on Nameberry

Austen Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Austen Popularity

Famous People Named Austen

  • Jane AustenEnglish novelist
  • (Joseph) Austen ChamberlainBritish statesman and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Andrew Austen LuckAmerican NFL football player
  • Austen TayshusAustralian comedian
  • Francis AustenBritish Royal Navy officer