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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Dustin

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Dustin in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Dustin:

  • Records indicate that 200,608 boys in the United States have been named Dustin since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1985, when 10,436 people in the U.S. were given the name Dustin. Those people are now 35 years old.

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    Comments about the name Dustin

    93% Approval Rating
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      13 Positive Comments

  • "I like being Dustin, although I work with 2 other Dustins. We all refuse to go by Dusty since it sounds child-like." Apr. 9, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my first name and it's Dustin and I believe that it's a great name" Dec. 14, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "i don't normally meet people with this name but when i do i think its really cause alot of times i feel as if im the only one. when i tell people my names, they always think i say justin -_- and for some reason, it kinda frustrates me when people call me justin, especially if they've known me for a while; never-the-less, i try to get over it, even though i'm 15, it'll get more annoying to me if it keeps for many many years haha" Sep. 8, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "If Dustin is "white trash", then you must know one that goes by Dusty. Just Dustin, that's the only way to go. Meet a real Dustin and then judge the name. Like most people, named after Dustin Hoffman. I am soft spoken when meeting new people, so I get called Justin a lot." Jan. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name Dustin, simply because ... I have no idea. I just do. I go by Dusty, Deestan, D-Man, Deestan the man.. Bunches of stuff." Jul. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is the perfect Dustin - slightly fair skin color, some freckles, and strawberry blond hair. His hair color never changed as he was growing. He is smart but loves hard indie rock music and tattoos. He is a High School English Teacher." May. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my boyfriends name. But he goes by "Dusty" I never call him "Dustin"" Jun. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love someone named dustin and i LOVE the name, it reminds me of him, he's the best dustin ever." Apr. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names dustin and it does get confused w/ justin a lot! the name dustin is the best thing since sliced bread!" Mar. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dustin, and I go by Dusty, so I do not really like to be called Dustin. I get confused with the name Justin many times, it gets annoying after a while." Jun. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband's name is Dustin. When he called to ask me out for the first time, I didn't know him very well and after I hung up the phone, I couldn't remember if it was Dustin or Justin. I had to call a mutual friend to clarify! I really like his name though- it fits him well. His friends call him "D" or sometimes "Dustino" said with a Brazilian Portuguese accent- Duschino. (He lived in Brazil for a while.) He was given a duster as a gift once called the Dustin, and when he ice skated as the wind in a performance, a friend rewrote the song "Dust-in, the Wind" just for him." May. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "All of the Dustin's that I know are in their late teens." Dec. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husbands name is Dustin and people are always calling him Justin. I think that the name is popular enough that it shouldn't be confused with Justin." May. 31, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "I've always hated my name, people call me Dusty or Justin. I've never liked the name Dustin i dont know, it just doesnt sound right." Sep. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

      6 Neutral Comments

  • "I thought it was odd. But it's me. I have not considered getting a name change the least bit." Aug. 27, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm always called Justin no matter how well I pronounce my name. I just gotten used to it. But I love my name." Jun. 8, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dusten with a e witch is very diff. I have never come in contact with anyone else with the spelling of the name dustin with a e I may very well be the only one in texas or usa idk" Dec. 17, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have found the name to be difficult for people to spell and understand. Most people want to spell it Destin when they are recording it. I have found it to be a bit of an uncommon name. Most people I have spoken with identify the name with the actor Dustin Hoffman. I find him a bit odd and most people my age identify him with the 1982 movie "Tootsie" or the 1988 movie "Rain Man"." Oct. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Dustin. We wanted to name him a name that would have a nickname. We called him Dusty until the first day of 2nd gr. when he informed us that he wanted to be Dustin from then on. phhhttttt!!! People tend to think his name is Justin. :-|" Apr. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've always loved the name Dustin, and I think it is not as popular as it should be. If and when I have a child and it should be a boy, then I would love to name him Dustin." Mar. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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