What does Dustin mean?
Dustin \d(u)-stin, dus-tin\ 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 18 more different forms via Justin: Giustino, Giusto, Joos, Joost, Just, Justain, Justan, Juste, Justen▼, Justinas, Justinian, Justinius, Justino, Justinus, Justis, Justo, Justus and Justyn▼.
Dustin has 1 feminine form: Dusty.
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. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Dustin for boys. Dustin entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak position of #45 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, and is presently at #434. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Justin (#96 in 2014), Justus (#819), Justyn, Justo, Dusty and Justen are the prominent variation forms of Dustin (#434 in 2014). These boy names were at the height of their popularity in 1996 (usage of 0.3891%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.2359%, down 39.4%), with the versions Justen, Dusty and Justyn becoming less in vogue. Justin (#96) and Dustin (#434) are two of the more fashionable baby names here. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Dustin and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)