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Austen is a stunning classic baby name. Originally known as a surname and a conventional baby name for boys, it has now begun to rise in popularity as a baby name for girls. Austen Abigail Price is the protagonist of Austen by Britney Mills, and Austen is the name of a central character in the Austen series by Staci Hart. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Austen:

Latin: Exalted, venerable, magnificent

Origin of the name Austen:

Austen is an alternative spelling of Austin. This name is the medieval contracted version of Augustine. The name ultimately derives from the Latin root augere and means “exalted” or “venerable.”

Symbolism of the name Austen:

Austen is the medieval short form of the name Augustine (meaning “exalted” or “venerable”). The name hails back to the advent of the Roman Empire. During this period, Gaius Octavius received the title Caesar Augustus (or “Caesar the Exalted”). The symbol of Augustus was the dolphin. This animal represented his naval victory over Mark Antony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium, a military feat that made him the sole ruler of the Roman Empire.

Style of the name Austen:


Gender of the name Austen:

Austen is a unisex baby name — it's given to both boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the name Austen:


Number of syllables in the name Austen:


Emotion evoked from the name Austen:

The name Austen evokes feelings of elegance and esteem.

Alternative spellings for the name Austen:

Nicknames for the name Austen:

  • Austie
  • Aussie

Popularity of the name Austen:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Austen was the 1,962nd most popular baby name for boys in 2020. Austen was the 3,146th most popular baby name for girls in 2020.

Related names for the name Austen:

Great middle names for Austen and their meanings:

  • Albus (white, bright)
  • Benoit (blessed)
  • Chandler (candle seller)
  • Creed (belief, guiding principle, heart)
  • Danielle (God is my judge)
  • Holden (deep valley)
  • Jagger (carter, peddler, agent)
  • Keanu (cool breeze)
  • Miley (smiling, happy)
  • Neville (new town)
  • Prince (son of the king)
  • Rayan (watered, luxuriant)
  • Waylon (roadside, skilled, artful)
  • Wesley (westward meadow)

Famous people with the name Austen:

  • Austen Harry Albu (politician)
  • Austen Barron Bailly (art curator)
  • Austen Danielle Bohmer (actress)
  • Austen Robin Crapp (prelate)
  • Austen George Fox (philanthropist)
  • Austen Ivereigh (journalist)
  • Austen Henry Layard (archeologist)
  • Austen Jewell Smith (Olympic athlete)
  • Austen Thomas Williams (baseball player)

Austen in popular culture:

  • Austen (character in the Austen series by Staci Hart)
  • Austen Abigail Price (protagonist of Austen by Britney Mills)
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