Dusty Name Meaning & Origin

Dusty

Pronunciation: DUHS-tee (key)

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.

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Dustin

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Comments and insights on the name Dusty

If you have the name "Dusty," people will ask all the time if your name is really Dustin and you'll get mail/bills addressed that way, too, no matter how many times you call and tell them your name is legally Dusty, not Dustin.

Personal experiences with the name Dusty

A lot of people named Dusty are girls, even though it's a boy name. Probably because most boys that go by Dusty are really named Dustin. If you're a boy whose name is really Dusty (not Dustin), you'll have to correct people a lot.

Nicknames for Dusty

Rusty, Dust-buster, Dust-bunny, Dust

Meanings and history of the name Dusty

As well as a nickname for Dustin (as described above), Dusty is sometimes given as a cowboy-style word name.

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