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What does Rusty mean?

Rusty Pronunciation of Rusty [rusty] as a boys' name is pronounced RUS-tee. It is of English origin. Nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion; also a short form or nickname for names like Russell and Ruston.




OTHER FORMS VIA RUSSELL, RUSTON Russ, Russel, Russton, Rustan, Rusten, Rustin

(male) Raysty, ..

(female) Rury, ..

Rusty Aaron (R.A.), ..

How popular is Rusty?

Rusty is a somewhat popular first name for men (#626 out of 1220, Top 51%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Rusty was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #385 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not ranked at the moment. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Rusty are Russ, Russel, Russell (#403 IN 2015), Rustin and Sandy. Other variants, like Rusten, are seldom used. These forms of Rusty were favored in the 1910s (AVERAGE #1182) and have become significantly less conventional since, with versions such as Russell becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rusty, Russ, Russel, Russell, Rustin, Sandy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rusty and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Burty, Dusty, Hasty, Risly (see Risley), Ruby, Rudey, Rudy, Rugby, Rush, Russ, Russo, Rustan, Rusten, Rustin and Ruy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rusty.