Dusty

September 9, 2015 § Leave a comment

ORIGIN:
A diminutive of “Dustin”, or a nickname given to people who were often dusty or dirty.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
For girls: Dustee, Dusti, Dustie.
For boys: Dustan, Dustie, Dustin, Duston, Dustyn.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
Dusty Miller, one of Johnny’s two co-apprentices at Lapham’s silversmithing business, in Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes (written in 1943; set during the years leading up to the American Revolutionary War, 1773-1775).

WRITERS:
Dusty Hughes (b. 1947), English director and playwright.

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