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Gender: Male Meaning of Dunstan: "dark stone" Origin of Dunstan: English

The name Dunstan is a boy's name of English origin meaning "dark stone". Dunstan and is often added to lists like Literary Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Makeover 10 times".

From the experts:

A two-syllable surname feel puts this name of an important English saint in the running -- though it could sound like a confused cross between Duncan and Dustin.

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Famous People Named Dunstan

Duncan "Dunstan" Bruce, English lead singer of band Chumbawamba
(Datuk Amar) Dunstan Endawie Enchana, Malaysian politician
Dunstan Mlambo, South African High Court Justice
Dunstan Thompson, American poet
Dunstan "Dunno" Foss, Australian lifeguard and TV personality of 'Bondi Rescue'
Dunstan Webb, Australian actor
Dunstan, family name of the Youtubers of Life With Beans

Pop Culture References for the name Dunstan

Dunstan Thorn, character in Neil Gaiman's Stardust
Dunstan (born Dunstable) Ramsay, main character in Robertson Davies's Fifth Business and minor character in the rest of the Deptford Trilogy

Dunsten, Dunston, Dunstin