[ 2 syll. dus-ty, du-sty ] The baby boy name Dusty is also used, but less frequently, as a girl name. Its pronunciation is DAHST-iy- †. Dusty is largely used in the English language, and it is derived from Old Norse and English origins. English origin: Its meaning is derived literally from the ordinary word 'dusty'. It represents the transferred use of the vocabulary word as a given name. See Dusty for more information.
In addition, Dusty is an English pet form of the name Dustin (English and German).
See also the related category word (element).
Dusty is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1981, 0.032% of baby boys were given the name Dusty. Its ranking then was #316. The baby name has since fallen out of favor, and is now of irregular use. Within the group of boy names directly linked to Dusty, Dustin was the most popular in 2018. There were times from 1972 to 1979 that the name Dusty was given more often to girls, but it is more popular as a baby boy name today. In 1981, Dusty as a baby boy name outnumbered its use as a girl name by 3 times.
Baby names that sound like Dusty include Dustey, Dusti, Dustie, Dagget, Daggett, Dagwood, Deshad, Desta, Destie, Diet, Dugaid, Dakodah, Dakota, Dakotah, Deseado, Desito, Dositeo, Dustee, Deusdedit, and Dagwode.
† Pronunciation for Dusty: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"