Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈdʌs.tɪn/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From an English surname that 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) [1].

Related Names

RootDustin (surname)


People think this name is

modern   informal   common   strong   rough   strange   simple  


Sources & References

  1. Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford, 1990, page 92.
Entry updated February 4, 2020