English, shortened form of Augustine, Latin
"great, magnificent"

Austin Origin and Meaning

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

Austin is one of the most attractive city names for babies, with an appealing southwestern feel and place-name panache.

Austin has been an Anglo-Saxon surname and a first name since medieval times. Austin reached the Top 10 in the 1990s, but in 2022 slipped out of the US Top 100 for boys.

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 fairly evenly for boys and girls, sometimes as an homage to Jane Austen.

# 101 in the US

Austin Rank in US Top 1000

# 205 on Nameberry

Austin Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Austin Popularity

Famous People Named Austin

  • Austin MahoneAmerican pop singer
  • Austin Robert ButlerAmerican actor
  • Austin NicholsAmerican actor
  • Austin Kirk CollieAmerican NFL and CFL football player
  • Austin Richard PostAmerican musician/rapper "Post Malone"
  • Austin StevensSouth African photographer and herpetologist
  • Austin ScarlettAmerican fashion designer and TV personality
  • Austin James RiversAmerican basketball player
  • Austin Robert Carlileformer lead singer of American rock band Of Mice & Men
  • Austin George CarrAmerican basketball player
  • (Joseph) Austin CurrieIrish MP
  • Austin Mincksbrother of American actor Aedin Mincks
  • Austin Dabneyslave and militiaman in the American Revolutionary War
  • Austin Marsden FarrerEnglish theologian and philosopher
  • Austin Idolring name of Mike McCord, American pro wrestler
  • Austin Ariesring name of Daniel Healy Solwold Jr., American pro wrestler
  • Austin Osman SpareEnglish painter and occultist
  • Austin Taylor O'BrienAmerican actor
  • Austin JohnsonAmerican NFL football player
  • Austin Vernon MitchellEnglish MP
  • Austin Anthony Corinilead singer in American band The Tide
  • (Henry) Austin BrunklacherAmerican NFL football player
  • (William) Austin Dickinsonbrother to poet Emily Dickinson
  • Austin Payne (b. 1981)son of musician Jody Payne of Willie Nelson's Family
  • Austin Jack Lynch (b. 1982)son of director David Lynch
  • Austin Stockwell (b. 1983)son of actors Dean Stockwell and Millie Perkins
  • Austin Brown (b. 1985)son of singer Rebbie Jackson of The Jackson Family and Nathaniel Brown
  • Austin Lewis (b. 1985)son of singer Huey Lewis of The News
  • Austin Williams (b. 1991)son of singer Christopher Williams and actress Stacey Dash
  • Austin Collinsworth (b. 1991)son of NFL player and commentator Cris Collinsworth
  • Austin Engemannson of singer Paul Engemann
  • Austin Ward Sherman (b. 1994)son of actors Sela Ward and Howard Sherman
  • Austin Rivera (b. 1994)son of TV journalist Craig Rivera
  • Austin Landonson of actor Michael Landon, Jr.; grandson of actor Michael Landon
  • Austin Alexander Beatie (b. 2009)son of trans media personality Thomas Beatie
  • Austin Carter Akerill (b. 2010)son of Aubrey Wolters and Brandon Akerill of "16 and Pregnant"
  • Austin Shepherd "Shep" Padalecki (b. 2013)son of actors Jared and Genevieve Padalecki

Austin in Pop Culture

  • Austin Powerscomedy film series and its main character
  • Austin Moona main character on TV's "Austin & Ally"
  • Austin Slopercharacter in Henry James' "Washington Square"
  • Austincharacter in "The Backyardigans"
  • Austinson of Apollo, character in the Trials of Apollo series by Rick Riordan
  • Ostin Lisscharacter in Richard Paul Evans's Michael Vey series
  • Steve Austinmain character in Martin Caidin's novel Cyborg and TV's The Six Million Dollar Man
  • Austincity in Texas
  • Austincity in Minnesota