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Gender: Male Origin of Buster: Modern nickname

The name Buster is a boy's name . Buster and is often added to lists like Badass Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "TV Show Title Family Name Game".

From the experts:

An old-fashioned nickname in the Bud/Buzz/Biff mold; this one's kind of belligerent. Michelle Hicks and Jonny Lee Miller moved outside the box when they used it for their son--given the safer middle name of Timothy.

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Famous People Named Buster

Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton, American silent film actor
Gerald Dempsey "Buster" Posey III, American baseball player
Harry "Buster" Merryfield, English actor
Clarence Linden "Buster" Crabbe, American swimmer and actor
Charles Anthony "Buster" Williams, American jazz bassist
James "Buster" Douglas, American boxer
Buster Timothy Miller (b. 2008), son of actors Jonny Lee MIller and Michele Hicks
Buster Hindmarsh, son of rugby league player Nathan Hindmarsh
Buster Lawrence Wolfenden (b. 2010), son of actors Matthew Wolfenden and Charley Webb
Buster Jacob Coen, son of film director Ethan Coen and film editor Tricia Cooke
Buster Joe Boatman, son of actor and poker player Ross Boatman
Buster Wood, son of actor Jake Wood

Pop Culture References for the name Buster

"Buster Brown," comic strip by Richard Outcault and its main character
Byron "Buster" Bluth, character on TV's "Arrested Development"
Buster Baxter, character in animated series 'Arthur'
Buster Clavell, character in "The Sims 3" computer game
Buster, Darby's pet puppy in animated series "My Friends Tigger& Pooh"
Buster Brady, character in “Mrs Brown’s Boys”



Koolkitty108 Says:


Silent movies and dog names are the only things I can think of... please no.

clairels Says:


Sorry, I can't hear this name without being followed by the word "hymen."

Tigris Says:


This nickname was first used by Buster Keaton. When Buster was 18mo old, Harry Houdini (Buster's godfather) saw him fall down a flight of stairs and land at the bottom unaffected by the experience, and Houdini exclaimed "That was a real buster!" A "buster" is a fall that has the potential for injury, like busting your neck or back. Since the Keaton family was known in vaudeville for harsh slapstick comedy, his father began using Buster as a nickname for his son, which later was used by other people as a name such as Buster Crabbe, Buster Brown, and others. It could be a good nickname for anyone, human or animal, that is very physically active or clumsy.

RoddyThlayli Says:


Forever the white rabbit from Arthur to me.

ThistleThorn Says:


The rabbit on Arthur.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Forever a dogs name.

raevynstar Says:


I love it, but it's not workable for a human's full name. Maybe it's good on a bulldog?

chlardmarham Says:


It's a good name if you're a dog or a rabbit or something..