US Popularity:3269
Meaning:Exalted, venerable; Majestic
Austen is a masculine name of Latin origin that is sure to remind baby that they’re destined for greatness. A derivative of Augustine, this name means “exalted,” “venerable,” or “majestic.” So many people and places carry a version of this name, from the eclectic city of Austin, Texas, to the spy-comedy classic Austin Powers. For the literary buff, however, the first person that will come to mind is acclaimed author Jane Austen, who created many iconic characters, from Darcy to Emma. Whether you want baby to be inspired by the witty novelist or the vibrant city life, the name Austen is sure to pack a magnificent punch.

Famous People Named Austen

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  • Jane Austen

Austen Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Austen is currently #4494 on The Bump
Boy:Austen is currently #1467 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Austen is currently #3269 in U.S. births
Boy:Austen is currently #1058 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 212
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 344

  • Behind the Name, Austen, January 2019

  • Behind the Name, Augustine (1), January 2019

  • Behind the Name, Augustus, December 2022

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