Rusty - Meaning of Rusty
[ 2 syll. rus-ty, ru-sty ] The baby boy name Rusty is sometimes used as a girl name. It is pronounced as RAHSTiy- †. Rusty is used chiefly in the English language, and its origin is Old French, Old English, and English. From English roots, its meaning is reddish-brown haired. The name originated as a nickname for someone with reddish-brown or 'rusty' hair.
In addition, Rusty is a variant of the name Russ (English).
Rusty is also a pet form of the name Russell (English, Irish, and Scottish) in the English language.
Rusty is also a variant of the name Ruston (English).
Rusty is an unusual baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1979 with 0.029% of baby boys being given the name Rusty. Its ranking then was #347. The baby name has since steeply fallen in popularity, and is today of sporadic use. In 2018, among the group of boy names directly linked to Rusty, Russell was the most popular. In the past century Rusty has predominantly been a baby boy name.
Baby names that sound like Rusty include Rustey, Rusti, Rustie, Ra'id, Raashad, Raashid, Rachad, Rachid, Raghead, Ragheed, Ragheid, Raghid, Raghied, Rajat, Rajeet, Rajeit, Rajit, Rajyt, Rascheed, and Raschid.
† Pronunciation for Rusty: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"