Dunstan Name Meaning & Origin

Dunstan

Pronunciation: DUHN-stin (key)

Origin of the name Dunstan:

Compount name derived from the Old English elements dun (dark) and stān (stone). The name was borne by St. Dunstan (c. 924-88), and English prelate and archbishop of Canterbury.

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Meanings and history of the name Dunstan

From Old English dunn 'dark, brown' + stan 'stone'.

Famous real-life people named Dunstan

St. Dunstan, English bishop and political adviser to the Saxon kings. He was successively Abbot of Glastonbury Abbey, Bishop of Worcester, Bishop of London, and Archbishop of Canterbury, later canonized as a saint.

Dunstan in song, story & screen

Lake Dunstan in New Zealand.
Dunstan Cass, greedy villain in the novel Silas Marner.
"Dunstan", a historical novel about the 10th-century saint by British author Conn Iggulden.

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