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pinWhat 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 5 variants: Dustan, Dusten, Duston, Dusty and Dustyn.

Dustin has 18 more different relations 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.

Kreatif forms: Daistin, Dostin, Dystin. [more]

pinHow 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. 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dustin name in U.S.

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

Justin (#96 2 years ago), Justus (#819), Justyn, Justo, Dusty and Justen are the prominent variation forms of Dustin (#434 2 years ago). These forms of Dustin were at the height of their popularity in 1996 (average #610) and are somewhat less widespread today (#764, down 39.4%), with the versions Justen, Dusty and Justyn becoming less in vogue. Justin has generally been a favorite of parents, while Dustin has become popular as well. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Dustin and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dustin, Dusty, Justen, Justin, Justo in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Justus, Justyn in U.S.

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

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Dustin is pronounced similarly to Destan, Destin and Deston. Other suggested similar baby names are Austin, Dunstin and Rustin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dustin.