Diminutive of Dustin, meaning brave warrior.





Traits associated with the name Dusty:

Dogs named Dusty tend to be good-natured, affectionate, loving, and brave. This name is also associated with companionship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Dusty?

That you have a fondness for classic, timeless names. It could also suggest that you have a fondness for the outdoors, as Dusty is often used to describe the color of the desert or a dry, windy day.

Is Dusty a good dog name?

Dusty has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Dusty isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Dusty is found in these categories:


  • Dusty ranks #230 with users of PupNames.com.
  • Dusty ranks #253 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Dusty ranks #113 in the Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'.

Naming your dog Dusty is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Most popular breeds named Dusty:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Golden Retriever
  4. Cocker Spaniel
  5. Chihuahua

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Dog names like Dusty:

English chemist who was a pioneer in electrochemistry and who used it to isolate elements sodium and potassium and barium and boron and calcium and magnesium and chlorine (1778-1829)
From Donald or Donovan; brown, chief or noble.
From the people's meadow
Descendant of Dubhthach
From The Farm At The Ditch
Other half of Dilly Dally.
Dusty dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (4)

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Evelyn (New Mexico, United States)
Dusty is my dogs name I think it’s a good dog name because he is a lab pitball and his fur color is yellow do you think that is a good dog name?
December 10, 2022

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Dusty lover boy haha #love my dog (Missouri, United States)
yes well you all need a dog named dusty bc it makes them cuter (btw they will be obssesed with curtis)
February 08, 2022

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Niamh (Leinster, Ireland)
Love it will call my new puppy when I get her a shiztzu so sweet name
February 04, 2022

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Tiana (Western Australia, Australia)
My dog is called duty he is a chocolate tri border collie, the traits for the name dusty is exactly what my dog is he is very loving and affectionate hand is a great companion.
January 19, 2022

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