US Popularity:1426
Other Origin(s):Norse
Meaning:Thor's stone; thunderstone; Dust settlement
Dustin is a British gender-neutral name that means "dust settlement" and also transferred from the Old Norse name Þórsteinn. First arriving in England with the Normans as Tustin, Dustin is composed of the elements Þórr, meaning "thunder"—a reference to the god Thor—and stein, meaning "stone." So while many would consider Dustin to resemble something akin to vast dusty plains, the name finds more solid foundations as "Thor's stone" or, more accurately, "thunderstone." In this regard, Dustin finds an easy kinship with the Norse god's famed hammer, Mjölnir, which was imbued with the power to wreak absolute destruction or bestow divine blessings. Dustin may be prone to underestimation, but its badass roots will leave baby in no doubt of their potential.

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Dustin Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Dustin is currently #1406 on The Bump
Boy:Dustin is currently #1015 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Dustin is currently #763 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Dustin is currently #1426 in U.S. births
Boy:Dustin is currently #1439 in U.S. births
Girl:Dustin is currently #25771 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2009
- 3996
from 2005
In comparison to the previous year's data
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