What does Austin mean?

Definitions for Austin
ˈɔ stənaustin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Austin, capital of Texasnoun

    state capital of Texas on the Colorado River; site of the University of Texas


  1. Austinadjective


    Austin friars

  2. Austinnoun

    A city, the capital of Texas.

  3. Austinnoun

    A former make of British motor car.

  4. Austinnoun

    A male given name from Old French, of Anglo-Norman origin.

  5. Austinnoun

    An English patronymic surname from the given name.

  6. Austinnoun

    A male given name transferred from the surname.

    'He says the business with Austin doing take-and-drive-away, it's a deep compulsion he has, a compulsion to find out his real identity by sampling and testing out various machines.'

  7. Austinnoun

    A locale in Canada. A municipality of Quebec; named for Canadian Quaker Nicholas Austin. A community in Manitoba.

  8. Austinnoun

    A locale in the United States. The capital city of Texas, United States and the county seat of Travis County; named for American empresario Stephen F. Austin. A neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois; named for American politician and businessman Henry W. Austin Sr.. A city in Minnesota; named for early settler Austin R. Nichols. A city in Indiana; named for the city in Texas. A city in Arkansas. A census-designated place in Lander County, Nevada; named for early settler Alvah Austin. An unincorporated community in Colorado; named for early settler Austin E. Miller. An unincorporated community in Kentucky. An unincorporated community in Missouri; named for local merchant William Austin. An unincorporated community in Ohio; named for local gristmill proprietor Austin Bush. A ghost town in Oregon; named for early settlers Minot and Linda Austin.

  9. Austinnoun

    A ghost town in Western Australia; named for Australian explorer Robert Austin.

  10. Austinnoun

    A former make of British motor car, named for founder Herbert Austin.

  11. Etymology: From Anglo-Norman Aostin, Austin, a contraction of Old French Agustin, from Latin Augustinus, diminutive form of Augustus (literally " majestic").


  1. Austin

    Austin is a song written by David Kent and Kirsti Manna and recorded by American country music artist Blake Shelton. It was released in April 2001 as Shelton's debut single and the first from his self-titled debut album. The song was originally released on the Giant Records label; however, that label closed its doors as the single was climbing the charts, with Shelton and his single being transferred to the Warner Bros. Records label. "Austin" was also Shelton's first number one hit on the U. S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, spending five weeks at that position. It was even a pop hit, as it peaked at number 18 on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100. At the time, it was his highest-peaking single on that chart until "Honey Bee" debuted at number 13 in 2011. "Austin" tied a record set by Billy Ray Cyrus in 1992. Cyrus' "Achy Breaky Heart" stayed atop the chart for five weeks, setting the mark for an artist's debut single in the Broadcast Data Systems era of the chart. BDS began monitoring radio play for the chart in January 1991.


  1. Austin

    Austin can refer to different entities depending on the context. However, the most common reference is to the city of Austin, which is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas. Austin is known for its vibrant arts and music scene, live entertainment, outdoor activities, and a progressive cultural environment. It has a diverse and growing population, with a mix of technology companies, universities, and government entities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Austinadjective

    augustinian; as, Austin friars


  1. Austin

    Austin is the capital city of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. Located in Central Texas on the eastern edge of the American Southwest, Austin is the 11th most populous city in the United States of America and the fourth most populous city in the state of Texas. It was the third-fastest-growing large city in the nation from 2000 to 2006. Austin is also the second largest state capital in the United States after Phoenix. Austin has a population of 842,592. The city is the cultural and economic center of the Austin–Round Rock–San Marcos metropolitan area, which had an estimated population 1,783,519, making it the 34th-largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States. In the 1830s, pioneers began to settle the area in central Austin along the Colorado River. After Republic of Texas Vice President Mirabeau B. Lamar visited the area during a buffalo-hunting expedition between 1837 and 1838, he proposed that the republic's capital then located in Houston, Texas, be relocated to the area situated on the north bank of the Colorado River near the present-day Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge. In 1839, the site was officially chosen as the republic's new capital and was incorporated under the name Waterloo. Shortly thereafter, the name was changed to Austin in honor of Stephen F. Austin, the "Father of Texas" and the republic's first secretary of state.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Austin

    the capital of Texas, on the Colorado River, named after Stephen Austin, who was chiefly instrumental in annexing Texas to the States.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Austin is ranked #253 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Austin surname appeared 119,706 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 41 would have the surname Austin.

    67.4% or 80,766 total occurrences were White.
    26% or 31,136 total occurrences were Black.
    2.7% or 3,328 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.3% or 2,801 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 958 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 730 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Austin in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Austin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Austin in a Sentence

  1. Austin Powers International Man of Mystery:

    Austin Powers Do I make you horny Randy Do I make you horny, baby, yeah, do I

  2. Brian Manley:

    Austin Police are asking anyone that was in this neighborhood that saw any part of this interaction to please call Austin Police and identify yourself so Austin Police can interview you, if you have video of this interaction that will be very important to Austin Police ongoing investigation of which there are a few right now.

  3. Austin Powers International Man of Mystery:

    Austin Powers Yeah, baby, yeah

  4. Assistant Chief Joseph Chacon:

    Anytime Austin Police have a bomb go off like Austin Police and somebody dies, the first thing people think is terrorism. While Austin Police can not completely rule it out at this point, Austin Police do not believe that terrorism is a motive in this death.

  5. Joe Gamaldi:

    When you do a postmortem on what happened in Austin, I think it's important to recognize that the mayor and city council there have basically been giving the finger to the hardworking men and women of law enforcement in the Austin Police Department for quite some time, and what they did is they scared the public. They told them we're going to cut services across the board to try to fund public safety, but what the public should really be scared of is the fact that the murder rate is up 88% in Austin. Austin was once a mecca for the arts and music, and now it's a dangerous community and nobody even wants to walk through with their families.

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