What is the origin of the name Austria?
The name Austria has various disputed origins most of them referring to the east or a land in the east
This is explained context of it lying to the east of the Holy Roman Empire
In 996 Austria's German name was first mentioned in a document in a medieval form: "Ostarrichi" of which Österreich is the modern form that is used nowadays. The word Austria is the latinized form of that name.
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