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Austin

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Origin: Latin
Meaning: Helpful

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Austin

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Austin in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Austin:

  • Records indicate that 377,787 boys in the United States have been named Austin since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1995, when 25,902 people in the U.S. were given the name Austin. Those people are now 24 years old.

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    Comments about the name Austin

    92% Approval Rating
    Based on the comments submitted below
      36 Positive Comments

  • "Yes I was one of those typical people that named their son Austin in the early 1990's. It is actually his middle name, his dad wanted to name him Leland Aubrey after himself, I said no we had to pick a different middle name. A friend suggested Austin and I fell in love with it! So Leland Austin. Being Native Texan it was perfect!" Aug. 21, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Austin and I love I even got a girlfriend cause of it and she is very very nice" Mar. 16, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the name. I will be hearing it daily the rest of my life. Hope my baby boy loves it as much as I do!" Sep. 27, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "i had a best friend named austin he was the sweetes person i met, but then i had to move and lost contact with him. now im not quiet sure if he was real or a dream!" May. 31, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "It just happened That I gave a name for my son who was born in Australia. I am myself from Indonesia. Austin is short form of Australia Indonesia. But, It seems that name is very popular and it means GREAT and I like it." May. 17, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is austin it is the best name ever i wouldnt rather have another name" May. 17, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriends name is Austin and I absolutely love his name. I only know 3 Austins and the name isnt very common where im from so... yeah" Nov. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Austen, after the author Jane Austen. I think it is a very strong and beautiful name for a girl!" Oct. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Austin Michael. I love the way it sounds! We haven't met many people with the same name and that's what I like about. It is unique and a great name for my son." Aug. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 3 year old son is called Austin. We are in England, and it's not very common over here. I guess we probably pronounce it differently too. I get a bit fed up with people telling me it's an American name though, it's NOT! It comes from Augustine, and it means Great. It's a very very old name. My son is name after my Great Grandfather." Jul. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey everyone with the name austin!!! you have the coolest names EVER! i did some reaserch and it turns out that austin means great! yay! love austins cause they are the coolest!" Apr. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is austin horrocks and im glad alot of others sre named austin i thought i was alone" Jan. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is austin horrocks and im glad alot of others sre named austin i thought i was alone" Jan. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Austyn,and love it....have seen it a few times with girls lately." Jan. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm an Austin, I hardly know anyone with the same name. Most people see it as an unusual name and I've seen it spelled wrong a few times. I don't feel lonely anymore though. :)" Dec. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am Austin! From the uk. I have met few other Austin's (Apart from my dad), maybe 2 or 3 in the 37 years i've been here. The most recent was my barbers son, he is as unique and has the character the name deserves. Top name!" Mar. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am going to name my baby girl Austin!.. I love it!" Jan. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'M A GIRL NAMED AUSTIN!! lol... rock on doods! -Austin <3 age 14 =]" Dec. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its a very unique name. Its not like Bob or Jim or even Tom that alot of people have. I have met maybe 5 Austin's in my life (including myself)" Oct. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name! If I had a son I would name him Austin." Oct. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "What a fantastic name! I love Austin, I am Austin! It's original and real cool! Don't call your kids Austin cause there's already me in the world!" Aug. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Austin. Before he was born we couldn't decide on a name. We started calling him Ozzy, just to give him a name, but since i refused to put "ozzy" or "oswald" on a birth certificate, we came up with Austin, cause it's a great name and ozzy can be his nickname. We do call him Ozzy too. ;o)" Jun. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Too common or not, Austin is a GREAT name. Our son's name is Austin Gauge, and we all love it !!" May. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Austin is the best name EVER. yay for the name austin. yeahhhh babyyyyyy! BTW- AUSTIN also stands for DR. COOL." Apr. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is austin and i think it is a cool name but i need to know what it means." Apr. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Austin is my boyfriends name it yess he is helpful. I love him so much and I love his beautiful name. He was named after Austin, Texas." Feb. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "thinking of naming our son austin. had no idea it was so popular in the 90's. It's close to the top of our list in part because of what we perceived as a bit of uniqueness. But as it is tailing off, it might be okay. Just don't want him to have to deal with too many other austin's out there... That it is a variant of the name for saint augustine increases our esteem for it..." Jan. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi im austin i 12 and it is funny cause the way i got my name is of of the soboper days of our lives hahaha" Jan. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Austin. I have only met two other Austin's. One 2 years older and one 3 years younger." Dec. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my first born son Austin and ive only met one other Austin through out my life, its a strong bold name." Jan. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey my name is austin and it is by far the coolest name on earth no matter what anyone says. My friends hunter and claire are sitting with me and they agree and say they will beat anyone up who disagrees" Jan. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is a grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat name and I like it" Jan. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "this name i love i have a friend named austin ane he is very help ful and very nice i love him so its a very uncommon name and u dont here it alot" May. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This name is the best! The guy i like is Austin so that's why i like it! And plus...its very unique." Mar. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name and im very happy with it. Sometimes you get the old "Austin, TX" joke, but its is great!" Mar. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister is thinking of using Austin because they like choosing names of places they have been to. It sounds classic, but not too old man-ish. And it sounds fresh, but not over-used. A good, solid name, I think." Oct. 21, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "my little bra's name is dorkface, i mean austin . . . and he may be evil, but i guess its pretty awesome, because everytime it says austin texas on the news, my brother screams and says he's famous So, whatever zokio741" Jul. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "what a bad name! Toooo common Their is an Austin everyother house.... and it wasn't a good name to start with" Feb. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Are you people serious!?! I think every third boy born in the 1990's was named Austin. This name is far too common to appeal to me." Oct. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      28 Neutral Comments

  • "I like my name but I like my middle name "Jeffrey" better" May. 23, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Austin. At least where I live it's rare, so I think it's cool to have a unique name. People seem to remember it. However the name doesn't really mean anything to me, and also seems plain in a way. I would like to have a more meaningful name. But it's too much a pain to change it." Jun. 10, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My nickname is totally Texas... Sometime peoples called me Austini... Moms calls me austie..." Nov. 9, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is austin and I love it because women fall for my pickup line everytime, "hey what up babes, i'm austin".....leads to ......"oh austin we love you". instantaneously. every time." Dec. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriend's name is Austin but he goes by AJ. The "J" stands for James. He is pretty dead set that if he has a son when he gets married, his first or middle name will be James." Dec. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My four year old is Austin and we are British. Definitely the best name ever as original and unique. Actually heard a guy calling his son in a playground yesterday Austin but that is the first time ever come across it in another child. Sometimes he gets called Oscar if misheard. I hope all Austin 's are proud of their great name it will carry you through life well." Aug. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named our little girl austin after the chevy truck..." Apr. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son, who is 13 months, middle name is Austin. His first name Is Zachary. They both fit him perfectly." Feb. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm going to name my baby girl Austyn tate !! I can't wait to have her , only 4 months away . It's such a great name guy or girl" Jan. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Austin, I'm a girl. I've never met any other girl with the name, and lots of boys. I don't really see it as a boys name, it seems more girly to me. I was not named after Austin, TX, even though I'm from TX, and i wasn't conceived there either. I get tired of people asking me that. Also, people call me Dallas and Houston all the time, it's a lame joke. But, I love my name!" Jan. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi I'm Caitlyn i'm 13 and i'm in 7th grade. Their are 9 Austins in my grade and i have dated 2 of them and they were both jerks but i have never really met a very nice austin so email me if u think ur nice lol caitlynaleckson@yahoo.com" Jan. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "OMG, im a girl named Austin Cheyenne. I tell people my parents named me by throwing darts at a map :)" Dec. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a cousin names Austin Cole and he was named after Austin, Texas, while my cousin Carlton Magnus was named after a pack of cigarettes my uncle smoked." Aug. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "we did this egg project in class and i got a girl and i decided to name her austin bc i like that name on a girl better than a boy and people are so ignorant that they cnt accept my decision to name my egg baby tht haha eggs!" Mar. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Austin, I'm 18 and a country son of a gun so people often give me the nickname "Texas" or "Tex". I also have been called Dustin and Justin a million times growin up. That's the only thing that annoyed me. I liv in central illinois and it bothers me that these folks round here only associate cowboys with Texas. That's why I'm called that more times than not." Feb. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Austin and I really like that it means "helpful." I've always been a helpful person in the lives of others, and it's awesome to know that my name is defined by this trait. I went to Austin College and had a great time!" Feb. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Austin Michael - 1997 - I did not hear it much until I actually used it. Now everyone has the name. Its Okay! Now everytime I hear it I turn around and it is usually some greasy haired lady with no shoes calling her son. We moved to the country after he was born.." Dec. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Austin and I've always been happy to have a name thats a bit unique. Its great when your a child because all the teachers will remember you. Although its becoming more popular its still a great name. -Austin" Nov. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i know this guy named Austin. I call him Austin Freakin Morrow the Tree. I hate him. No offense to others." Sep. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Austin is the most amazing name ever. if your name is not austin u are a loser soo ya." Apr. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i named Austin and i like the name, but i don't think it is the "perfect" name for me and i doubt things would have changed had i been named something else. i do like the fact that it is not just a kids name or adults name like Bob or jimmy." Apr. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Austin is my step-sons name & there are 3 other austins in his grade its hard on the poor teachers trying to keep everyone straight. my nephew's name is also Austin. I like it its kind-of a country name. Oh yeah he was born in 2000" Nov. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Austin is my step-sons name & there are 3 other austins in his grade its hard on the poor teachers trying to keep everyone straight. my nephew's name is also Austin. I like it its kind-of a country name." Nov. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "wow if ur name is austin and ur a girl, theres a problem" Nov. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Austin and I am a girl. People always think I am picking things up for my brother or son or people at stores think I have somebody else's credit cards. It's pretty funny sometimes and gets old others." Sep. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Austin and I like it but everyone calls me Austin Powers.." Mar. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, my name is Austen and people always spell it wrong, I would like to know its meaning and origin, thanks" Jul. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have only met one other when I was five years old. Ostin and Austen are the most common wrong spelling of my name." Jun. 29, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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