Given Name DUSTIN

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: DUS-tin  [details]

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).

Sources & References

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


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Entry updated July 2, 2008