a masculine name: var. Austin, Augustin; equiv. Ger. & Fr. Augustin, It. Agostino
Origin of AugustineClassical Latin Augustinus, diminutive of Augustus
- ( 354-430); early Christian church father, born in Numidia: bishop of Hippo in N Africa: his day is Aug. 28
- (died 604); Rom. monk sent to convert the English to Christianity: 1st archbishop of Canterbury: his day is May 27
Early Christian church father and philosopher who served (396-430) as the bishop of Hippo (in present-day Algeria). Through such writings as the autobiographical Confessions (397) and the voluminous City of God (413-426), he profoundly influenced Christianity, arguing against Manichaeism and Donatism and helping to establish the doctrine of original sin.
also Aus·tin SaintKnown as “Apostle of the English.” Died c. 604
Italian-born missionary and prelate who introduced Christianity to southern Britain and in 597 was ordained as the first archbishop of Canterbury.
- A male given name, notably borne by Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430), a church father and a writer.