What does Dustin mean?
Dustin /du-stin/ 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.
Dustin has 1 feminine form: Dusty.Kreatif forms:
(male) Destin, Dystin, ..
(female) Dustina, Dustinah, ..
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)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Dustin for boys. 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 #434. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Justin (#96 in 2014), Justus (#819), Justis, Justo, Justyn, Dustyn, Dusten, Duston, Dusty, Dustan and Justen are the prominent variation forms of Dustin (#434 in 2014). These forms of Dustin were at the height of their popularity in the 1980s (average #1122) and are now significantly less widespread (#1612, down 87.8%), with versions like Dustin going out of style. Justus is the most fashionable baby name here.
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.