71%Rating
add to your listSave
Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. DUS-tin
[key]

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)

Categories

Entry updated