Buster

First Name
8k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Buster

"Buster" is a name of American origin, and it means "Tough Guy". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bus"ter
Something huge; a roistering blade; also, a spree.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A person born in the generation following the baby boom when the birth rate fell dramatically
  2. A person (or thing) that breaks up or overpowers something ("dam buster", "sanction buster", and "crime buster")
  3. A person who breaks horses
  4. A robust child
  5. An informal form of address for a man ("Hey buster, what's up?")
Wiktionary

From Austrian German Buste (“pockmark, boil”), from Latin apostema (“boil”), + -er.

  1. A surname​.

From buster.

  1. A male given name.
  2. A male nickname.
  3. (colloquial, variously expressing familiarity, admiration, or hostility) Term of address for a man.

    Notable Persons Named Buster

    Buster Keaton was an actor, director, producer, writer, and stunt performer. He was most active from 1898 to 1966. Buster was given the name Joseph Frank Keaton by his parents Joe Keaton and Myra Keaton on October 4th, 1895 in Piqua, Kansas, United States. He breathed his last breath on February 1st, 1966.

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    Buster Douglas is a boxer. Buster was born on April 7th, 1960 in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.

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    Buster Crabbe was an actor. He was most active from 1930 to 1982. Buster was given the name Clarence Linden Crabbe II on February 7th, 1908 in Oakland, California. He left this life on April 23rd, 1983.

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    Buster Posey is a baseball for the San Francisco Giants. Buster was born on March 27th, 1987 in Leesburg, Georgia.

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    Buster Merryfield was an actor and bank manager. He was most active from 1966 to 1997. Buster was given the name Harry Merryfield on November 27th, 1920 in Battersea. He breathed his last breath on June 23rd, 1999.

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    Buster Brown is a comics character.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Buster

    Prince Buster is a ska, rocksteady, and reggae musician. Prince was given the name Cecil Bustamente Campbell on May 24th, 1938 in Kingston, Jamaica.

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    Buster is an explosives, ammunition detection dog, detection dog, and ammunitiondetection dog. Buster was born in 1998.

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    John was born on July 18th, 1941.

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    Gun was born on May 25th, 1912. He breathed his last breath in 2001.

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    Budd Buster was a film actor. He was most prominent from 1935 to 1960. Budd was given the name Budd Leland Buster on June 14th, 1891 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States. He passed away on December 22nd, 1967.

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    How popular is the baby name Buster in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1880 8 0 8
    1881 5 0 5
    1882 9 0 9
    1883 7 0 7
    1884 11 0 11
    1885 14 0 14
    1886 17 0 17
    1887 10 0 10
    1888 7 0 7
    1889 15 0 15
    1890 8 0 8
    1891 13 0 13
    1892 9 0 9
    1893 13 0 13
    1894 15 0 15
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    1900 25 0 25
    1901 18 0 18
    1902 29 0 29
    1903 23 0 23
    1904 40 0 40
    1905 52 0 52
    1906 60 0 60
    1907 64 0 64
    1908 71 0 71
    1909 85 0 85
    1910 98 0 98
    1911 110 0 110
    1912 140 0 140
    1913 155 0 155
    1914 186 0 186
    1915 214 0 214
    1916 219 0 219
    1917 206 0 206
    1918 251 5 246
    1919 219 0 219
    1920 207 0 207
    1921 233 0 233
    1922 184 0 184
    1923 194 0 194
    1924 201 0 201
    1925 191 0 191
    1926 148 0 148
    1927 181 0 181
    1928 148 0 148
    1929 135 0 135
    1930 142 0 142
    1931 114 0 114
    1932 138 0 138
    1933 116 0 116
    1934 114 0 114
    1935 105 0 105
    1936 105 0 105
    1937 116 0 116
    1938 75 0 75
    1939 78 0 78
    1940 95 0 95
    1941 66 0 66
    1942 93 0 93
    1943 85 0 85
    1944 75 0 75
    1945 82 0 82
    1946 82 0 82
    1947 78 0 78
    1948 81 0 81
    1949 74 0 74
    1950 95 0 95
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    1952 73 0 73
    1953 77 0 77
    1954 60 0 60
    1955 64 0 64
    1956 66 0 66
    1957 70 0 70
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    1959 43 0 43
    1960 55 0 55
    1961 39 0 39
    1962 46 0 46
    1963 31 0 31
    1964 34 0 34
    1965 42 0 42
    1966 37 0 37
    1967 19 0 19
    1968 21 0 21
    1969 30 0 30
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    1971 27 0 27
    1972 28 0 28
    1973 19 0 19
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    1976 27 0 27
    1977 31 0 31
    1978 26 0 26
    1979 35 0 35
    1980 23 0 23
    1981 22 0 22
    1982 19 0 19
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    1985 17 0 17
    1986 15 0 15
    1987 12 0 12
    1988 16 0 16
    1989 12 0 12
    1990 18 0 18
    1991 16 0 16
    1992 17 0 17
    1993 15 0 15
    1994 12 0 12
    1995 19 0 19
    1996 13 0 13
    1997 10 0 10
    1998 11 0 11
    1999 10 0 10
    2000 8 0 8
    2001 14 0 14
    2002 9 0 9
    2003 6 0 6
    2004 10 0 10
    2005 14 0 14
    2006 6 0 6
    2007 13 0 13
    2008 11 0 11
    2009 8 0 8
    2010 11 0 11
    2011 14 0 14
    2012 11 0 11
    2013 12 0 12
    2014 18 0 18
    2015 17 0 17
    2016 13 0 13
    2017 13 0 13

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    Popularity of Buster as a first name

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    Common last names for Buster

    • Brown
    • Smith
    • Williams
    • Jones
    • Johnson
    • Davis
    • Jackson
    • Lewis
    • Robinson
    • Wilson
    • Taylor
    • Walker

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Buster U.S.
      White 74.06% 64.26%
      African American 15.73% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.62% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 2.58% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.90% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 4.11% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Buster

    People with the last name Buster are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Buster

    • What name lists does Buster rank for?
    • How Popular is the name Buster? Buster is the 2,837th most popular name of all time. As a last name Buster was the 10,030th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Buster have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,080 babies born with the first name Buster in the United States. That's more than enough people named Buster to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Buster? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
    • When was Buster first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Buster is Thursday, May 18th, 1871.
    • What year had the most people named Buster born? The highest recorded use of the first name Buster was in 1918 with a total of 246 babies.
    • Random Buster Factoid: According to the 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Buster ranks 98th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 11 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1911.
    • Weird things about the name Buster: Your name in reverse order is Retsub. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Brtuse. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Buster? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,211 people with the last name Buster.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Buster? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Buster as their last name.

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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