What does Dustin mean?
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.
Dustin has 1 feminine form: Dusty.Creative forms:
(male) Daystin, Dystin, ..
(female) Dustina, .. 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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.