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What does Dunstan mean?

Dunstan Pronunciation of Dunstan as a boys' name is pronounced DUN-sten. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Dunstan is "brown stone; brown hill with stones". Place name. Saint Dunstan (10th century) restored the monastery system in England after the devastating Viking raids of previous decades.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, brown, hill (mountain), saint, monastery, england


VARIANTS Dunsten, Dunstin, Dunston



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How popular is Dunstan?

Dunstan is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#20055 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Dunstan has not been ranked in the list thus far. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Bunyan, Dantae, Dantay, Danton, Darshan, Dasean, Daytan, Denman, Desean, Deshan, Destan, Destin, Deston, Donavan, Donnan, Donovan, Dontae, Dontay, Drostan, Dugan, Duggan, Dunbar, Duncan, Dunham, Dunlea, Dunn, Dunton, Duran, Dustan, Dusten, Dustin, Duston, Dusty, Dustyn, Eunan, Fintan, Gulshan, Justan, Kentan (see Kenton), Kristan, Quinntan, Quintan, Rustan, Thurstan, Tristan, Trystan, Wynstan, Wystan and Yucatan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Dunstan.

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