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Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. DUS-tin
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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].

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DiminutiveDusty

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Sources & References

  1. Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford, 1990, page 92.
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