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FOR REAL: Dustin is an English surname which comes from the Norse name Thorsteinn, which means "Thor's stone." The actor Dustin Hoffman is probably single-handedly responsible for making this name so popular in the USA, but he was apparently named after the 1920s movie star named Dustin Farnum (1874-1929). Also, the name Justin had been popular for a while at the time of Dustin's rise to popularity in the late 20th century, and names are often supplanted by similar sounding names (i.e., Tracy/Stacy was popular in the 1970s and became less popular with the rise of Lacy/Macy in the 1980s-1990s).

diminutives: Dusty

related names: Torsten