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  1. A mountainous republic in central Europe; under the Habsburgs (1278-1918) Austria maintained control of the Holy Roman Empire and was a leader in European politics until the 19th century

From Latin Austria, a Latinization of Old High German Ostarrîchi (the first element of which means "east" and stems from Proto-Germanic *austraz (“eastern”), and the second element of which is rīhhi (“realm”); it, in turn, is a translation of Latin Marchia austriaca (“eastern borderland”). (See east, eastern for more.)

Distantly cognate to Australia: it derives from the same Proto-Indo-European root, but via Latin, where it came to mean “south” rather than “east”. Compare also Austrasia.

  1. A country in Central Europe, a member state of the European Union. Official name: Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich).

Austria was also found in the following language(s): Acehnese, Aragonese, Asturian, Basque, Estonian, Galician, Ido, Italian, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, and Tatar

Notable Persons With the Last Name Austria

Anne of Austria was royalty. She was most prominent from 1615 to 1615. Anne was born as the child of Philip III of Spain, Margaret of Austria, and Queen of Spain on September 22nd, 1601 in Benavente Palace, Valladolid, Spain. She left this life on January 20th, 1666.


John was born as the child of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and Barbara Blomberg on February 24th, 1547 in Regensburg. He breathed his last breath on October 1st, 1578.


Archduchess Gisela of Austria was royalty. She holds the title Princess Leopold of Bavaria. Archduchess was born as the child of Franz Joseph I of Austria and Empress Elisabeth of Austria on July 12th, 1856 in Laxenburg. She died on July 27th, 1932.


Maria Leopoldina of Austria was royalty. She was most active from 12 to 1822. Maria was born as the child of Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, Maria Theresa of Naples, and Sicily on January 22nd, 1797 in Schönbrunn Palace. She left this life on December 11th, 1826.


Eleanor of Austria was royalty. Her career lasted from 1518 to 1518. Eleanor was born as the child of Philip I of Castile and Joanna of Castile on November 15th, 1498 in Leuven. She breathed her last breath on February 25th, 1558.


Margaret of Austria was royalty. She holds the title Duchess of Savoy and Princess of Asturias. Margaret was born as the child of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Mary of Burgundy on January 10th, 1480. She passed away on December 1st, 1530.


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Popularity of Austria as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Austria U.S.
  White 6.85% 64.26%
  African American 1.09% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 77.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.25% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.01% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 9.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Austria

People with the last name Austria are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Austria

  • How Popular is the name Austria? Austria is the 64,704th most popular name of all time. As a last name Austria was the 14,749th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Austria have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17 babies born with the first name Austria in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Austria? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1991 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Austria first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Austria is Thursday, May 22nd, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Austria born? The highest recorded use of the first name Austria was in 2003 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Austria: Your name in reverse order is Airtsua. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sairuat. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Austria? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,014 people with the last name Austria.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Austria? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Austria as their last name since less than 1 person in 147k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
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