Meaning and Name Origin
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 (#7542 out of 88799, Top 8%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Dustin and affiliated names. Justin (#96 in 2014), Justus (#819), Justyn, Justo, Dusty and Justen are the prominent variation forms of Dustin (#434 in 2014) appearing in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the height of their popularity in 1996 and are now significantly less widespread, with the versions Justyn, Justen and Dusty becoming less in vogue. Justin (#96) and Dustin (#434) are two of the more fashionable baby names here. (2014 Birth Statistics)