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Great, magnificent (to increase)
Characteristics of Agustin
Etymology & Historical Origin - Agustin
Agustín is the Spanish form of Augustine; a name which developed from an Old Roman cognomen (family name) Augustus, from the Latin adjective “augustus” meaning “great, magnificent, venerable”. This adjective in turn comes from the Latin verb “augere” meaning “to increase”. Most notably, the title Augustus (“majestic”) was given to Octavian (the adopted-son of Julius Caesar) who was the first Emperor of the Roman Empire in the Second Triumvirate (following the Roman Republic). Emperor Augustus emerged as the victor after more than a century of turmoil; he defeated Antony and Cleopatra and ruled alone from 27 BC to 14 AD laying the foundation for the Roman Empire’s golden age. From that point on, all subsequent Emperors of Rome fancied themselves “Augustus” and were bestowed with this imperial title (as appointed by the gods). August is also the eighth month of the calendar year, originally called Sextillus (so named in the 8th century BC when the Roman calendar was only ten months and Sextillus, sex meaning six, was the sixth month). Just as the Roman Senate had named a month (July) after Julius Caesar, they also decided to name a month after his grandnephew and adopted-son Augustus. The Senate chose this particular month to honor Augustus because it had been “so fortunate to this empire” (it was the month under Augustus when Egypt came under the empire’s control and the month when civil wars ended). The month was lengthened from 30 days to 31 days so no claim could be made that Augustus got shortchanged with an inferior month. The name survived after the collapse of the Roman Empire in large part thanks to Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430), one of the four preeminent Fathers of the Church (i.e., influential theologians). It was in his honor that this name perpetuated in popularity among medieval Christians. Augustus, Augusto, Augusta, Augustine, Agustín and August are all forms of this “magnificent” name.
Popularity of the Name Agustin
The Spanish Agustín first appeared on the U.S. male naming charts in 1902; although the name didn’t really adhere to the Top 1000 list until the mid 1920s. And even still the name was rarely used. In fact, the highest position Agustín has ever achieved on America’s Top 1000 list is #561 in 2001. Indeed, Agustín is not a favorite among Hispanic-Americans. They love this name in Latin America however. Agustín is a top pick in places like Argentina and Chile, and it sees moderate success in Spain and Catalonia. But not so much up here in North America. We can’t imagine why? Agustín is a more subtle alternative to Maximiliano for parents looking for “greatness” in a name.
Popularity of the Boy Name Agustin
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Agustin
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Agustin
Agustín (For Whom the Bell Tolls) Agustín is one of the Spanish Civil War guerilla fighters in Ernest Hemingway’s 1940 novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls. Agustín is a fiercely loyal member of the band, who would do anything for the cause of freedom, including merciless killing. He is larger than life, a blustering, vulgar and profane man who has the heart of a noble gentleman. He spars on an equal basis with Pilar, he secretly adores Maria, and he puts Jordan to the test. Once he is assured of Jordan’s intentions toward Maria, Agustín pledges his fealty to him as much as to Spain, and offers him the ultimate gift in the end – that of death. Agustín is a man anyone would want on his side.
Popular Songs on Agustin
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Agustin
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Famous People Named Agustin
Famous People Named Agustín - Agustín Calleri (Argentinean tennis player); Agustín de Iturbide (important figure during the Mexican War of Independence); Agustín Lara (Mexican singer/songwriter); Agustín Velotti (Argentinean tennis player); Agustín Delgado (Ecuadorian footballer); Agustín Pedro Justo (former President of Argentina); Agustín Barrios (Paraguayan classical guitarist); Agustín Gamarra (former President of Peru)
Children of Famous People Named Agustin
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Agustin - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 – 430) - Saint Augustine of Hippo is one of the pillars of the Roman Catholic Church, and the famed writer of the Confessions, whose philosophy is a bulwark of Western Christianity. Born to an upper-class Roman family in what is now Algeria, Augustine enjoyed the education and trappings of privilege. He was the son of a pagan father and a Christian mother (Saint Monica). In his earlier years, Augustine embraced the Eastern doctrine of Manichaeism, much to his mother’s chagrin, but gradually moved away from it. He was a teacher of philosophy and rhetoric as a young man. Before his conversion to Christianity and his rise to the bishopry and eventual sainthood, Augustine was noted for having lived a rather hedonistic lifestyle, and having famously prayed: “Grant me chastity and continence, but not yet.” Indeed, his prayer was answered. Augustine had a long standing affair with a Carthaginian woman, who gave birth to his only son, both of whom he left without a backward glance upon that conversion. In later years, Augustine was described as an ascetic who avoided all fleshly temptations. Believing that all earthly evils were the result of men not effectively controlling the weaker (both morally and intellectually) sex, Augustine would most likely have concurred in his own right to sainthood.
Personality of the Boy Name Agustin
The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged. They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.
Variations of the Baby Name - Agustin