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.

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 is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Dusty is found in these categories:


  • Dusty ranks #163 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'.

Dusty is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Dusty outranks the great majority of names.

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)
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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 (3)

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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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