Diminutive of Dustin, meaning brave warrior.





Traits associated with the name Dusty:

Dogs named Dusty tend to be brave, hard-working, loving, and affectionate. 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!

Popularity: Overall

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Dusty is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Dusty was, in the past month, the 608th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of May 2024, Dusty is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Dusty was viewed 0 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Dusty's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Dusty is most adored in Delaware, Virginia and Michigan.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Nebraska, Washington and Arizona.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Dusty.

Most popular breeds named Dusty:

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

Dusty is found in these categories:

brown dog names

Dusty hues mirror a pup's fur, like a playful, earthy tumbleweed!

lazy dog names

Dogs named Dusty love lounging around, collecting dust instead of fetching!

cute dog names

Evokes images of playful, small pups frolicking in sunlit, dusty fields.

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 (8)

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kareLION aka Karen (California, United States)
Just met Dusty the English Springer Spaniel… hope to make him part of my family of one … with me… Astonishing that it means brave warrior… since I too am such… ❣️🪽
February 19, 2024

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Suzy (Western Australia, Australia)
My baby chihuahua is called Dusty, she is the cutest little loyal dog in a sand colour and I’m so pleased I called her that 😊
September 30, 2023

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Clara (South Carolina, United States)
I have a dog names dusty he is so cute and sometimes a bit crazy he has many breeds in him he is so playful his color is a brown with stripes of light brown and blonde.
February 19, 2023

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meghan (New York, United States)
dusty was my grandparents' dog. he crossed the rainbow bridge in 2013 but i still think about him occasionally. he didn't like my younger brother though, lol.
February 07, 2023

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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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