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
also Aus·tin SaintKnown as “Apostle of the English.” Died c. 604
- A male given name, notably borne by Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430), a church father and a writer.