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Boy Name: Dustin

Name: Dustin
Pronunciation: \d(u)-stin, dus-tin\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Dustin's also a girl name)
Meaning: brave warrior; dusty area
Origin: German
Sounds Like: Destin, Deston, Destan
Variant forms: Dustan, Dusten, Duston, Dusty, Dustyn
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 176
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 7542


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.

Baby names that sound like Dustin are Destin, Deston and Destan.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Dustin.


Dustin is a very popular first name for men (#176 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#7542 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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