Rusty name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Rusty mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Rusty

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  1. A submission from Australia says the name Rusty means "Best friend of mine".
  2. According to a user from Maine, U.S., the name Rusty is of Spanish origin and means "God".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Rust"y
  1. Covered or affected with rust; as, a rusty knife or sword; rusty wheat.
  2. Impaired by inaction, disuse, or neglect."Hector,] in this dull and long-continued truce, Is rusty grown." [Shak.]
  3. Discolored and rancid; reasty; as, rusty bacon.
  4. Surly; morose; crusty; sullen.(Obs. or Prov. Eng)" Rustywords." [Piers Plowman.]
  5. Rust-colored; dark." Rustyblood." [Spenser.]
  6. Discolored; stained; not cleanly kept; filthy."The rusty little schooners that bring firewood from the British provinces." [Hawthorne.]
  7. [Bot] Resembling, or covered with a substance resembling, rust; affected with rust; rubiginous.

Etymology: AS. rustig

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Of the brown color of rust
  2. Ancient
  3. Covered with or consisting of rust ("a rusty machine" and "rusty deposits")
  4. Impaired in skill by neglect

Old English rustig, corresponding to rust +‎ -y.

Variant form of resty; compare also reasty.

Notable Persons Named Rusty

Notable Persons Named Rusty

Rusty Hamer

Rusty Hamer was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1953 to 1953. Rusty was given the name Russell Craig Hamer on February 15th, 1947 in Tenafly, New Jersey, U.S. He died on January 18th, 1990.

Rusty Goffe

Rusty Goffe is an actor. Rusty was born on October 30th, 1948 in Herne Bay, Kent.

Rusty Staub

Rusty Staub is a baseball player. Rusty was born on April 1st, 1944 in New Orleans.

Rusty Wallace

Rusty Wallace is a nascar driver.

Rusty Stevens

Rusty Stevens is a child actor: larry mondello on leave it to beaver, larry mondello, and child actor:larry mondelloon leave it to beaver. Rusty was given the name Robert "Rusty" Stevens on November 25th, 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Rusty Anderson

Rusty Anderson is a rock music and alternative rock guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer, and list of guitarists. He plays Guitar, Bass guitar, Harmonica, Keyboard instrument, Pedal steel guitar, and Vocals. Rusty was born on January 20th, 1959.

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    Football Player
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    Baseball Player
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    Radio Personality; Podcaster
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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rusty

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rusty

Ethel, Lou Scunt Richard Christy Also known as = Rusty

Ethel, Lou Scunt Richard ChristyAlso known as = Rusty is a heavy metal music, death metal, technical death metal, progressive metal, power metal, and thrash metal drummer, radio personality, comedian, and electrician. He plays Drum kit. He was most active from 1996 to present. Ethel, was given the name Thomas Richard Christy on April 1st, 1974 in Fort Scott, Kansas, U.S.


Fun Facts about the name Rusty

  • How Popular is the name Rusty? Rusty is the 1,816th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Rusty have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18,124 babies born with the first name Rusty in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rusty to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rusty? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1927 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Rusty first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rusty is Friday, November 24th, 1905.
  • What year had the most people named Rusty born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rusty was in 1961 with a total of 575 babies.
  • Random Rusty Factoid: According to the 1968 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rusty ranks 114th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 5 babies in Wyoming have the same name in 1968.
  • Weird things about the name Rusty: The name spelled backwards is Ytsur. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Tsuyr. How do you pronounce that?
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