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After over a decade on the top 50 list, Dustin is now a top 700 name on the Social Security Index. In the 1970s and 1980s, the name may have been popular due to actor Dustin Hoffman. It is starting to feel like a vintage name, though it still has a young, boyish feel.

Meaning and Origin of the Name Dustin:

Dustin was originally a surname, if you can believe it. It was used among Norse and German cultures for those who were part of the armies of the lands. The Old Norse name that it actually came from was Porsteinn, which translated to Torsten, then eventually to Dustin in England. The name translates to mean “brave warrior, Thor's stone” in Norse, and “brave warrior” in German.

Symbolism of the Name Dustin:

Dustin means “brave warrior” or “Thor's stone” as it comes from the old Norse surname Porsteinn which means the same. Originally, the English version of this name was Torsten, but this was modernized to Dustin.

Nicknames for the Name Dustin:

Dustin is still a popular choice for parents. If you're interested in nicknames for Dustin, you're in the right place. Here are some great choices:

  • Dusty
  • Dustie
  • Dusti
  • Dust
  • Tin
  • Duster
  • Dusters
  • Tinny
  • Timmy
  • Tinman
  • Stan 
  • Dus
  • Dussers
  • Dust Bunny
  • Dust Devil

Style of the Name Dustin:

Modern as a first name

Gender of the Name Dustin:

Dustin is a boy's name with a young and slightly rugged feel.

Pronunciation of the Name Dustin:


Number of Syllables in the Name Dustin:


Emotion Evoked From the Name Dustin:

Dustin feels young, rugged, and strong. It has a certain simplicity to it too.

Alternative Spellings for the Name Dustin:

Popularity of the Name Dustin:

Dustin has been a popular baby name since the late 1960s. It was a top 100 option from 1975 to 1997, with a place on the top 50 list from 1980 to 1990. As of 2022, Dustin ranks on the top 700 list as number 632.

Great Middle Names for Dustin and Their Meanings:

  • Gray (black mixed with white, gray-haired)
  • Reid (red-haired)
  • Beck (stream)
  • Wilde (hunter)
  • Moss (born of God)
  • Neil (champion)
  • Reilly (courageous)
  • Jude (praised)

Famous People with the Name Dustin:

  • Dustin Hoffman (actor, “Rain Man”)
  • Dustin Pedroia (MLB player)
  • Dustin Johnson (pro golfer)
  • Dustin Black (screenwriter, “Milk”)
  • Dustin Clare (actor, “Spartacus”)
  • Dustin Keller (NFL player)
  • Dustin Lynch (country music singer)
  • Dustin Diamond (actor, “Saved by the Bell”)
  • Dustin Poirier (professional mixed martial artist, former UFC Interim Lightweight Champion)
  • Dustin Brooks (character from “Zoey 101”)
  • Dustin Kudlick (character from “Dustin” comic strip)
  • Dustin Prince (character from “Ace Attorney” video game)
  • Dustin Henderson (character from “Stranger Things”)
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