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

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Origin and Meaning of Dastan

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  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Dastan is of Persian or Iranian origin and means "Destiny".

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Persian داستان (“story”).

  1. An ornate form of oral history from Central Asia, generally centered on one individual who protects his tribe or people from an outside invader or enemy.

Notable Persons Named Dastan

Dastan was born in 1947.


Dastan Darabayev is an athlete for the FC Gefest.


Dastan Nakipbekov is a sports team member for the FC Ordabasy.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Dastan

Shahryar Dastan is a soccer player for the Saipa F.C., Esteghlal F.C., Paykan F.C., Tractor Sazi F.C., Al-Yarmouk SC (Kuwait), Homa F.C., Shahrdari Mahshahr F.C., Hollywood United Hitmen, Missouri Comets, and Orange County Blues FC. Shahryar was born on March 18th, 1976 in Tehran.


Fun Facts about the name Dastan

  • How Popular is the name Dastan? Dastan is the 25,104th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Dastan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 228 babies born with the first name Dastan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dastan to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dastan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2010 when it was given as a first name to 19 new born babies.
  • When was Dastan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dastan is Monday, February 15th, 1954.
  • What year had the most people named Dastan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dastan was in 2011 with a total of 61 babies.
  • Random Dastan Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dastan is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Dastan: Your name in reverse order is Natsad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Adtans. How do you pronounce that?

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  • 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).
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