Austin meaning

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(person, proper) A masculine name.
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(person) 1835-1913; Eng. poet: poet laureate (1896-1913)
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(person) 1790-1859; Eng. jurist.
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(person) 1793-1836; U.S. pioneer: founded 1st U.S. colony in Tex. in early 1820s.
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(place) Capital of Tex., on the Colorado River.
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A city, the capital of Texas.
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A male given name, in modern usage transferred back from the surname.
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A former make of British motor car.
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Austin friars.

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The capital of Texas, in the south-central part of the state on the Colorado River. The city was selected as the capital of the Republic of Texas in 1839 and became the permanent capital of the state of Texas in 1872. The main campus of the University of Texas (established 1881) is here.
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Origin of austin

  • Medieval Anglo-Norman form of the saints' name Augustine, Latin Augustinus, derivative of Augustus "majestic".

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