Austin is a contracted form of the French name Augustin, meaning “held in high regard”. Sometimes spelt Austen, this is one of those names that’s been in circulation for years without sounding overused. The name Austin inspires brazen masculinity, like a cowboy wrangling herds out west. It’s most popular in English-speaking countries, but its French roots give it plenty of international appeal.
Rank in the year 2015
Austin was ranked #103 in the most popular American names of 2015.
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