"brave warrior, or Thor's stone"

Dustin Origin and Meaning

The name Dustin is both a boy's name and a girl's name of Scandinavian, Norse origin meaning "brave warrior, or Thor's stone".
Dustin's popularity in recent years has probably had more due to its similarity to Justin than to idolization of Dustin Hoffman -- himself named after silent screen cowboy star Dustin Farnum -- who certainly was the one to put it on the name map. In recent years, golfer Dustin Johnson has brought fresh renown to the name. Dustin is a character in Netflix hit Stranger Things. After decades in the spotlight, Dustin feels like a classic rather than an upstart. It peaked in the Top 50s in the 1980s.

Caveat: Hoffman has confessed that his schooldays nickname was "dustbin" though in today's more tolerant naming atmosphere, Dusty may be the cute nickname.
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Famous People Named Dustin

  • Dustin Lee HoffmanAmerican actor
  • Dustin Luis PedroiaAmerican baseball player
  • Dustin Hunter JohnsonAmerican golfer
  • Dustin Lance BlackAmerican screenwriter
  • Dustin ClareNew Zealand actor
  • Dustin Ray ByfuglienAmerican hockey player
  • Dustin James BrownAmerican hockey player
  • Dustin Farr ColquittAmerican football player
  • Dustin Kendall KellerAmerican football player
  • Dustin Charles LynchAmerican country music singer
  • Dustin Neil DiamondAmerican actor
  • Dustin DollinAustralian pro skateboarder
  • Dustin RansomAmerican session musician
  • Dustin Gee (born Gerald Harrison)English comedian
  • Dustin Michael KensrueAmerican musician of band Thrice
  • Dustin PayseurAmerican musician
  • Dustin BreedingAmerican singer of R&B group B5
  • Dustin BatesAmerican musician and singer of the bands Starset and Downplay
  • Dustin MoskovitzAmerican cofounder of Facebook
  • Dustin Patrick Runnels aka GoldustAmerican pro wrestler
  • Dustin HurtAmerican prospector and reality TV personality ("Gold Rush")
  • Dustin Burnett aka Zayde WolfAmerican songwriter and producer
  • Dustin Smithson of baseball player Ozzie Smith
  • Dustin Milesson of actress Elaine Miles
  • Dustin Wilson (adopted 1998)son of singer Ann Wilson of Heart
  • Dustin Corser (b. 2015)son of actor Rodger Corser

Dustin in Pop Culture

  • Dustin Brookscharacter on TV's "Zoey 101"
  • Waldo "Dustin" Brookscharacter in "Power Rangers: Ninja Storm"
  • Dustin Kudlickmain character in newspaper comic strip "Dustin"
  • Dustin Princecharacter in video game "Ace Attorney"
  • Dustin Langerakcharacter in computer game "The Sims 3"
  • Dustin the Big Hoppercharacter in musical "Starlight Express"
  • Dustin Hendersoncharacter on Netflix series "Stranger Things"