What does Dusty mean?
(male) Desty, Dudsty, ..
(female) Dusey, Dustyl, .. Middle name pairings:
Dusty Angelo (D.A.), ..
How popular is Dusty?
Dusty is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#832 out of 1220, Top 68%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Dusty entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its highest position of #433 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Dusty are Dustan, Dusten, Dustin (#505 in recent rankings), Duston and Dustyn. These forms of Dusty were at the peak of their popularity 35 years ago (average #953) and have become significantly less common since, with versions such as Dustin becoming less trendy.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Burty, Destry, Duffy, Dunly (see Dunley), Hasty and Rusty▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dusty.See names in meaning and etymology.