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What does Rush mean?

Rush Pronunciation of Rush [rush] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Rush is "dweller by the rushes". Place name. In the news in modern times: Rush Limbaugh, radio personality and commentator.

Associated with: old english, modern.


Creative forms:
(male) Roesh, Rosh, ..

(female) Rugh, Rusa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rush Meyer (R.M.), ..

How popular is Rush?

Rush is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#839 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Rush reached its apex rank of #684 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rush name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rush outside U.S.

Similar Names

Rush is pronounced similarly to Rich, Ritch and Roche. Other suggested similar names are Ash, Cash, Fish, Josh, Nash, Ras, Roch, Ross, Roth, Rube, Rubi, Ruby, Rudd, Rudi, Rudy, Ruel, Rune, Russ, Russo, Rusty and Ruy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rush.

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