Austen

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8k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Austen

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  • According to a user from Florida, United States, the name Austen is of French origin and means "Great".
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  1. English novelist noted for her insightful portrayals of middle-class families (1775-1817)
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  1. An English surname​; a variant of Austin.
  2. Jane Austen, English novelist.

Notable Persons Named Austen

Sir Austen Chamberlain was a politician. He was most prominent from 1924 to 1929. Austen was born on October 16th, 1863 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He left this life on March 17th, 1937.

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Sir Austen Henry Layard is an office holder. Austen was born on March 5th, 1817 in Paris, France.

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Austen S. Cargill II is a businessman and rancher and director of cargill. Austen was born in 1951. Austen is also known as Austen Stowell Cargill II.

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Austen Cargill was a business executive. Austen was born as the child of William W. Cargill in 1887. He breathed his last breath on May 24th, 1957.

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Austen was born in 1966.

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Austen was born in 1886. He left this life in 1948.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Austen

Jane Austen was a romance novel writer. Her career lasted from 1787 to 1809. Jane was born on December 16th, 1775 in Steventon Rectory, Hampshire, England. She passed away on July 18th, 1817.

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Tom Austen is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2010. Tom was born on September 15th, 1987 in Taunton, Somerset, England.

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Kate Austen is a fugitive and, fake mother of aaron littleton, and list of lost characters. Kate is also known as Annie, Joan Hart, Monica Callis, Katherine Dodd, Monica Ryan, and Lucy.

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Cassandra was born on January 9th, 1773 in Steventon, Hampshire. She passed away on March 22nd, 1845.

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Sir Francis William Austen is a military person. His military service ended in 1865.

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Henry was born in 1771. He left this life in 1850.

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How popular is the baby name Austen in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1917 5 0 5
1923 6 0 6
1925 5 0 5
1926 7 0 7
1957 5 0 5
1968 5 0 5
1975 11 0 11
1976 10 0 10
1977 13 0 13
1978 14 0 14
1979 20 0 20
1980 45 6 39
1981 48 5 43
1982 58 6 52
1983 68 7 61
1984 76 8 68
1985 95 15 80
1986 101 11 90
1987 106 10 96
1988 158 13 145
1989 195 18 177
1990 227 17 210
1991 242 15 227
1992 288 29 259
1993 357 29 328
1994 439 36 403
1995 567 27 540
1996 549 18 531
1997 509 21 488
1998 401 17 384
1999 351 11 340
2000 258 10 248
2001 226 12 214
2002 221 16 205
2003 190 16 174
2004 168 12 156
2005 195 11 184
2006 223 21 202
2007 186 20 166
2008 178 8 170
2009 163 17 146
2010 177 27 150
2011 177 28 149
2012 163 26 137
2013 150 25 125
2014 169 43 126
2015 181 61 120
2016 187 92 95
2017 160 73 87

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Popularity of Austen as a first name

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Popularity of Austen as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Austen U.S.
  White 88.85% 64.26%
  African American 3.80% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.66% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.41% 16.26%

Of Last Name Austen

People with the last name Austen are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Austen

  • How Popular is the name Austen? Austen is the 2,793rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Austen was the 29,793rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Austen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,353 babies born with the first name Austen in the United States. That's more than enough people named Austen to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Austen? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Austen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Austen is Thursday, June 9th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Austen born? The highest recorded use of the first name Austen was in 1995 with a total of 540 babies.
  • Random Austen Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Austen is not a popular baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Austen: Your name in reverse order is Netsua. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Enastu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Austen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 789 people with the last name Austen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Austen? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Austen as their last name since less than 1 person in 370k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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