Meaning and name origin
Dustin \d(u)-stin, dus-tin\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.
There is 1 feminine form of Dustin: Dusty.
Dustin is a very popular first name for males (#176 out of 1220, Top 14%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#7542 out of 88799, Top 8%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Dustin for boys. Dustin reached its highest rank of #45 in the U.S. in 1980-1989. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Dustin and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Justin (#96), Dustin (#434) and Dusty. (2014 statistics).