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Dusty (boy)

What does Dusty mean?

Dusty Pronunciation of Dusty [dusty] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Dusty) has the meaning "brave warrior; dusty area". Dusty is an alternate form of Dustin (Old German, Old English).

Associated with: brave, warrior.

Variations

4 relations via Dustin: Dustan, Dusten, Duston and Dustyn.

Creative forms:
(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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dusty name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dusty, Dustan, Dusten, Dustin, Duston, Dustyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dusty and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Burty, Destry, Duffy, Dunly (see Dunley), Hasty and Rusty. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dusty.

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