a masculine name: var. Austin, Augustin; equiv. Ger. & Fr. Augustin, It. Agostino
Origin of AugustineClassical Latin Augustinus, diminutive of Augustus
, Saint AD 354–430.
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 , Saint. Known 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.