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What does Buster mean?

Buster Pronunciation of Buster [buster] as a boys' name is of English origin. Derived from the word "bust", from "burst". Nickname made famous by silent film celebrity Buster Keaton. Also a hugely popular comic strip character of the 1930s called Buster Brown, and the brand of a shoe with a well-known advertising jingle in the early 1960s. Swimmer/actor Buster Crabbe.

Associated with: brown.


Creative forms:
(male) Baster, Boster, ..

(female) Buber, ..

Middle name pairings:
Buster Ramon (B.R.), ..

How popular is Buster?

Buster is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1068 out of 1220, Top 88%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#9839 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Buster reached its top rank of #294 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Buster name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Buster outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alter, Alyster, Austen, Bailer, Baker, Bastien, Baudier, Baumer, Baxter, Becker, Beiler, Berger, Boslee (see Bosley), Boston, Brewer, Brewster, Buddey, Buel, Buhler, Burke, Burley, Burnet, Burney, Busbee, Busbey, Busbie, Butch, Butler, Buttler, Button, Carter, Casper, Caster, Colter, Coster, Culver, Cutler, Dexter, Dieter, Dusten, Fester, Foster, Fuller, Gasper, Guenter, Gunner, Gunter, Hunter, Jupiter, Juste, Justen, Kester, Kuefer (see Kiefer), Lester, Muller, Naseer, Nester, Peter, Porter, Potter, Ritter, Rusten, Rutger, Ruttger (see Roger), Slater, Sumner, Tucker, Usher, Ussher, Valter, Vester, Walter, Winter, Wister and Yaseer. These names tend to be less frequently used than Buster.