Austin

First Name
407k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Austin

"Austin" is a name of English origin, and it means "Great". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Aus"tin
Augustinian; as, Austin friars.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. State capital of Texas on the Colorado River; site of the University of Texas
Wiktionary

Medieval Anglo-Norman form of the saints' name Augustine, Latin Augustinus, derivative of Augustus "majestic".

  1. The capital city of the state of Texas in the United States of America.
  2. A patronymic surname​.
  3. A male given name, in modern usage transferred back from the surname.
  4. A former make of British motor car.

Austin was also found in the following language(s): Middle English and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Austin

Post Malone is a hip hop music and contemporary r&b music artist (occupation), songwriter, and record producer. He has been prominent since 2014. Post was given the name Austin Post on July 4th, 1995 in Syracuse, New York.

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Chumlee is a businessman and tv personality. He has had major accomplishments since 2003. Chumlee was given the name Austin Russell on September 8th, 1982. Chumlee is also known as Russell and Austin.

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Austin Aries is a wrestler. Austin was born on April 15th, 1978 in Milwaukee.

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Austin Butler is an actor, singing, model (people), singer, and model. His ongoing career started in 2005. Austin was given the name Austin Robert Butler on August 17th, 1991 in Anaheim, California.

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Austin Nichols is an actor and director. He has had major accomplishments since 1999. Austin was born on April 24th, 1980 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Austin Mahone is a teen pop and dance-pop singing and songwriter. He plays Guitar and Vocals. He was most active from 2011 to present. Austin was born on April 4th, 1996 in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Austin

Stone Cold Steve Austin is a professional wrestler, actor, producer, and professional wrestling. He was most active from 1989 to 2003. Stone was given the name Steven James Anderson on December 18th, 1964 in Austin, Texas.

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Louis Tomlinson is a pop music singing, songwriter, and actor. He was most active from 2010 to present. Louis was given the name Louis Troy Austin on December 24th, 1991 in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England.

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Isaiah Austin is a basketball player. Isaiah was born on October 25th, 1993 in Fresno, California.

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Jake T. Austin is an actor. He has been prominent since 2003. Jake was given the name Jake Austin Szymanski on December 3rd, 1994 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Coco was given the name Nicole Natalie Austin on March 17th, 1979 in Tarzana, California, U.S. Coco is also known as Coco, Coco Marie Austin, Coco Marie, and Coco-T.

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Charlie Austin is a soccer player for the Southampton F.C., Reading F.C., Kintbury Rangers F.C., Hungerford Town F.C., Thatcham Town F.C., Poole Town F.C., Swindon Town F.C., Burnley F.C., and Queens Park Rangers F.C. Charlie was born on July 5th, 1989 in Hungerford, England.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 53 0 53
1881 66 0 66
1882 65 0 65
1883 43 0 43
1884 70 0 70
1885 54 0 54
1886 64 0 64
1887 47 0 47
1888 79 0 79
1889 68 0 68
1890 63 0 63
1891 65 0 65
1892 71 0 71
1893 40 0 40
1894 55 0 55
1895 55 0 55
1896 62 0 62
1897 54 0 54
1898 65 0 65
1899 56 0 56
1900 66 0 66
1901 68 0 68
1902 64 0 64
1903 50 0 50
1904 66 0 66
1905 76 0 76
1906 83 0 83
1907 56 0 56
1908 84 0 84
1909 102 0 102
1910 101 0 101
1911 101 0 101
1912 223 0 223
1913 258 0 258
1914 320 0 320
1915 429 5 424
1916 441 0 441
1917 414 5 409
1918 493 10 483
1919 436 6 430
1920 467 0 467
1921 442 5 437
1922 456 0 456
1923 448 0 448
1924 420 0 420
1925 440 6 434
1926 431 0 431
1927 417 0 417
1928 386 0 386
1929 363 0 363
1930 385 0 385
1931 350 0 350
1932 274 0 274
1933 294 0 294
1934 251 0 251
1935 223 0 223
1936 250 0 250
1937 239 0 239
1938 212 0 212
1939 210 0 210
1940 245 0 245
1941 235 0 235
1942 297 0 297
1943 289 0 289
1944 240 0 240
1945 244 0 244
1946 261 0 261
1947 257 0 257
1948 235 0 235
1949 188 0 188
1950 242 0 242
1951 252 0 252
1952 215 0 215
1953 210 0 210
1954 239 0 239
1955 204 0 204
1956 225 0 225
1957 241 0 241
1958 198 0 198
1959 192 0 192
1960 204 0 204
1961 205 0 205
1962 201 0 201
1963 222 0 222
1964 213 0 213
1965 210 0 210
1966 201 0 201
1967 206 0 206
1968 194 0 194
1969 184 0 184
1970 258 5 253
1971 265 0 265
1972 237 0 237
1973 279 5 274
1974 311 0 311
1975 427 7 420
1976 528 9 519
1977 690 7 683
1978 907 17 890
1979 1,030 30 1,000
1980 1,196 32 1,164
1981 1,497 43 1,454
1982 1,852 51 1,801
1983 2,109 65 2,044
1984 2,412 74 2,338
1985 2,812 88 2,724
1986 3,303 103 3,200 #90 boy name
1987 4,200 112 4,088 #76 boy name
1988 5,718 134 5,584 #63 boy name
1989 7,030 147 6,883 #59 boy name
1990 8,065 156 7,909 #55 boy name
1991 9,200 144 9,056 #50 boy name
1992 11,628 176 11,452 #38 boy name
1993 17,764 187 17,577 #26 boy name
1994 23,420 228 23,192 #17 boy name
1995 26,077 172 25,905 #10 boy name
1996 25,815 156 25,659 #9 boy name
1997 25,245 128 25,117 #9 boy name
1998 23,591 114 23,477 #10 boy name
1999 20,840 73 20,767 #13 boy name
2000 15,996 52 15,944 #23 boy name
2001 15,085 130 14,955 #25 boy name
2002 14,737 201 14,536 #26 boy name
2003 11,840 153 11,687 #33 boy name
2004 10,896 152 10,744 #35 boy name
2005 10,202 91 10,111 #38 boy name
2006 10,387 103 10,284 #41 boy name
2007 9,274 87 9,187 #48 boy name
2008 8,073 91 7,982 #55 boy name
2009 7,373 94 7,279 #64 boy name
2010 6,991 93 6,898 #64 boy name
2011 7,109 85 7,024 #60 boy name
2012 7,078 84 6,994 #58 boy name
2013 6,589 107 6,482 #64 boy name
2014 6,420 121 6,299 #66 boy name
2015 5,944 153 5,791 #69 boy name
2016 5,450 116 5,334 #73 boy name

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Popularity of Austin as a first name

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Popularity of Austin as a last name

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Common last names for Austin

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Wilson
  • White
  • King
  • Clark
  • Harris
  • Roberts
  • Thompson
  • Hall

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Austin U.S.
  White 67.47% 64.26%
  African American 26.01% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.80% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.34% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.78% 16.26%

Of Last Name Austin

People with the last name Austin are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Austin

  • How Popular is the name Austin? Austin is the 165th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Austin was the 73rd most popular name. As a last name Austin was the 253rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Austin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 406,983 babies born with the first name Austin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Austin to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Austin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 53 new born babies.
  • When was Austin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Austin is Sunday, March 1st, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Austin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Austin was in 1995 with a total of 25,905 babies. That's a lot of babies named Austin!
  • Random Austin Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Austin ranks 64th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 57 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Austin: Your name in reverse order is Nitsua. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sntaui. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Austin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 119,706 people with the last name Austin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Austin? Austin was ranked as the 253rd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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