Dustin Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Dustin:
Transferred use of the surname, which is of uncertain origin. Some believe it to be an altered form of Thurston, which is derived from the Old Norse Thorstein (Thor’s stone). Pet: Dusty.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Our 11 year old son is named Dustin. We liked the sound of it, and that it was not an overly used common name. He's smart, funny, outgoing. He's helped to bring other kids out of their "shell" in school. His name nickname is Dus, though his true nickname is Bug. He's known other Dustin's, though not too many. He commonly gets called Justin, and recently Devon. He is quick to correct the mistake. He's proud of his name.
This name was never heard of until Dustin Hoffman appeared in The Graduate. Then all of a sudden the name Dustin was the big rage! I do like the name, though, but I like Justin better.
Almost as bad as the Jason craze!
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I went to school with a boy named Dustin, but he always went by his middle name.
My husband's name is Dustin. Everyone always thinks his name is Justin. He doesn't correct them but I always do! He doesn't have any nicknames but I've gotten to calling him Dus. I don't think he likes it.
My name is Dustin. One Catholic nun ruined the nickname "Dusty" for me, but the name has otherwise been solid.
We know a boy whose name is spelled Dustynn.
I go to school with a boy named dustin, he is one of my closest friends, i don't know what i would do without him, he always has my back. his mom has become my mom, he is smart funny and know when to do the right thing, he has kept me out trouble many times.
- Nicknames for Dustin: | Edit
Dusty, Dust, Dusty Cakes, Dusty Pants, Dusty Stick, Midnight Gnome, Dus, Tin, Sud, Nit, Nutmaster, Supernuts, Mr. Mighty Underpants, Kumquat, Dusting, Dusty-Bun
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My husband's name is Dustin but everyone calls him Dusty. He doesn't like his name and doesn't think "Dusty" suits him. Just like the other husband people always think his name is Justin but he doesn't correct them. Also, like the person with the friend named Dustin, my hubby always does the right thing, people love him and you could not find a better man. He's only 30 and he's been that way for a very long time. He is a gift
Back in 1750s, Dustin was a respected male name given to obedient dogs.
- Famous real-life people named Dustin: | Edit
Dustin Hoffman, American actor
Dustin Diamond, American actor
Dustin Pedroia, American baseball second baseman for the Boston Red Sox
Dustin Byfuglien, American professional hockey player for the Chicago Blackhawks
Dustin Brown, American professional hockey player for Los Angeles Kings
Dustin Lance Black, American Academy Award winning screenwriter
Dustin Ackley, American baseball second baseman for the Seattle Mariners
- Dustin in song, story & screen: | Edit
Dustin Broke, character in The Sims series of games.
Dustin Henderson, character in Stranger Things.