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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.


Dustin has 5 variant forms: Dustan, Dusten, Duston, Dusty and Dustyn.

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).

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

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

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).

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

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

Similar Names

Dustin is also 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.