[ 2 syll. bus-ter, bu-st-er ] The baby boy name Buster is pronounced as BAHST-er †. Buster is primarily used in English and it is also of English origin. The meaning of Buster is person who breaks things; fellow, dude. The first name is derived from the English slang word 'buster', from the word 'bust'. It is also the nickname for a 'fellow' or 'dude', especially in America. It first became famous as the nickname of the silent film comedian Buster Keaton (1895-1966).
See also the related form, the English Buddy.
Buster is uncommon as a baby boy name. At the modest height of its usage in 1909, 0.048% of baby boys were named Buster. It was #238 in rank then. The baby name has markedly dropped in popularity since then, and is now of irregular use. Within all boy names in its family, Buster was nevertheless the most frequently used in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Buster: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)"
A famous person named Buster is Comedian, Buster Keaton, born Joseph Francis Keaton VI 4 October 1895 - 1 February 1966, Piqua, Kansas.