The name is Austin, not Austin Powers. Nowadays this popular boys’ name is most likely associated with the James Bond spoof rather than the Texas city, but that doesn’t seem to be keeping hoards of parents from naming their sons Austin. A short version of the staid Augustine, Austin means “great one”—now what little boy wouldn’t love that meaning?


  • english:
  • latin: Great one, magnificent


Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 2

International Variations

Famous Namesakes:

Actor Austin Butler, Actor Austin Nichols, Athlete Austin Collie

Celebrity Babies:

Son of David Lynch, Son of Sela Ward, Son of Rebbie Jackson and Nathaniel Brown, Son of Tommy Lee Jones, Son of Paula Zahn, Son of Michelle Phillips, Son of Tommy Lee Jones