Meaning and Origin of: Dust
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First name origins & meanings:
- German : Valiant fighter
- English : Brown rock
First name variations
Last name origin & meaning:
- English : from Old English dūst ‘dust’, applied as a nickname, possibly for someone with a dusty complexion or hair (as, for example, a miller), or for a worthless person.
- North German : possibly a Westphalian habitational name from a farm named with dost ‘bush’, ‘brush’. However, the word also means ‘fine dust’, ‘flour’ and may have been applied as an occupational nickname for a miller. Compare 1.