ÁGUISTÍN

AuthorRev Patrick Woulfe
Date1923
SourceIrish Names and Surnames

ÁGUISTÍN, ÁGHUISTÍN, genitive — id. (the same), Augustine, Augustin, Austin, &c.; Latin — Augustinus, diminutive of Augustus, venerable; the name of the renowned Bishop of Hippo and Doctor of the Church; also of the Apostle of England. To the latter it was that it owed its popularity in England, where it was formerly common as Austin. It is only in comparatively recent times that it has come much into use in Ireland. Also Abhuistín, Aibhistín and Oistín.

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English-Irish Index

Note: The old Irish letters used in the original text* have been converted to the Roman alphabet for this online version, and the lenited (or dotted) consonants changed to their aspirated equivalents, i.e. the dotted 'c' has been altered to 'ch', the dotted 'g' to 'gh', and the dotted 'm' to 'mh', etc. For example, in the name Caoimgin (Kevin), where the 'm' and 'g' are both dotted (ṁ, ġ) in the old Irish lettering, the name has been converted here to the modern Irish equivalent of Caoimhghin.

* Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall: Irish Names and Surnames by Rev. Patrick Woulfe, 1923.


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