Meaning and name origin
Rusty \r(u)-sty, rus-ty\ as a boy's 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.
Rusty▼ has 1 variant form: Rustyn.
For more information, see also the related boy name Sandy.
Rusty is a somewhat popular first name for males (#626 out of 1220, Top 51%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Rusty for boys. Rusty reached its highest rank of #387 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Rusty and its variant form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Russell (#409), Sandy and Rusty. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Dusty. Like Rusty, this name is not commonly used.