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UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.DUS-tin
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Meaning & History

From an English surname which was derived from the Old Norse given name Þórsteinn (see TORSTEN). The name was popularized by the actor Dustin Hoffman (1937-), who was apparently named after the earlier silent movie star Dustin Farnum (1874-1929).
DiminutiveDusty

Sources & References

  • Patrick Hanks & Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of First Names (1990)

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Entry updated July 2, 2008   Contribute