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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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teddisy Says:


My dog's name, Buster just forever a dog, cat, hamster's name.

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..