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What does Dustin mean?

Dustin Pronunciation of Dustin [dustin] as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Dustin) is pronounced DUS-tin. It is of Old German and Old English origin, and the meaning of Dustin is "brave warrior; dusty area". The fame of actor Dustin Hoffman has been a major influence on contemporary usage. Popularity is also influenced by the rhyming similarity to another favored name, Justin.

Associated with: old english, brave, warrior, fame.


Dustin has 5 variants: Dustan, Dusten, Duston, Dusty and Dustyn.

13 more different relations via Justin: Giustino, Just, Justain, Justan, Juste, Justen, Justinas, Justino, Justinus, Justis, Justo, Justus and Justyn.

1 feminine form: Dusty.

Creative forms:
(male) Dystin, ..

(female) Dustini, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dustin Toby (D.T.), ..

How popular is Dustin?

Dustin is a very prominent first name for males (#176 out of 1220, Top 14%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#10289 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Dustin entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #44 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, and is presently at #505. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Justin (#110 in 2015), Justus (#866), Justis, Justo, Justyn, Dustyn, Dusten, Duston, Dusty, Dustan and Justen are the prominent variation forms of Dustin (#505 in 2015). These forms of Dustin were at the height of their popularity in the 1980s (average #1122) and are now significantly less widespread (#1623, down 88.9%), with versions like Dustin going out of style. Justus is the most fashionable baby name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dustin, Dustan, Dusten, Duston, Dusty in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dustyn, Justen, Justin, Justis, Justo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Justus, Justyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dustin is pronounced similarly to Destan, Destin and Deston. Other suggested similar names are Agustin, Alstin, Austen, Austin, Austyn, Daxton, Dexton, Dunstan, Dunsten, Dunstin, Dunston, Dunton, Durbin, Durwin, Duwain, Eustis, Faustin, Husain, Husein, Huston, Jestin, Ostin, Rustan, Rusten, Rustin, Ruston, Rustyn and Westin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dustin.

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