Gender: Male Meaning of Augusten: "great, magnificent" Origin of Augusten: German variation of Augustus, Augustine, Augustin

Augusten Origin and Meaning

The name Augusten is a boy's name of German origin meaning "great, magnificent".

Confessional memoirist Augusten Burroughs is the first literary notable to bear one of this family of names since the confessional saint.

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headintheclouds Says:


I really like this version of Augustus/Augustin/Augustine. It's more subtle than the grand emperorlike Augustus, not as saint/medieval-ish as Augustine, and more grounded and unexpected, IMO. Augusten is a very olden, Ivy League, collegiate name to me, but the nicknames Augie and Gus make it more wearable and endearing in an old-mannish way, just as is the case with the other August- variants.