First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
On This Page

How to Pronounce Rusher

  • Automated Male (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Female (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
How difficult is it to pronounce Rusher?

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Rusher mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Rusher

Submit the origin and/or meaning of Rusher to us below

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Rush"er
One who rushes.
noun Rush"er
One who strewed rushes on the floor at dances.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A person who rushes; someone in a hurry; someone who acts precipitously
  2. Someone who migrates as part of a rush to a new gold field or a new territory
  3. (football) a ball carrier who tries to gain ground by running with the ball

rush +‎ -er

  1. A person who rushes.
  2. (American football) The fast defensive position whose objective is to sack the offensive team's quarterback.
  3. (obsolete) One who strews rushes.
    I am of the stable — Ben Jonson.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rusher

William Allen Rusher was a lawyer, journalist, and attorney;journalist. William was born on July 19th, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He passed away on April 16th, 2011.


John was born on April 18th, 1967 in Boston.


Reece Rusher is a sports team member for the Salisbury F.C.


Where is the name Rusher popular?

View popular names by state or region.

Popularity of Rusher as a last name

The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Rusher as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in Indiana, Illinois, or Arkansas.

Common first names for Rusher

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rusher U.S.
  White 85.11% 64.26%
  African American 10.66% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.30% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.98% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rusher

People with the last name Rusher are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Rusher

  • How Popular is the name Rusher? As a last name Rusher was the 18,747th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Rusher first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Rusher is Sunday, April 21st, 1895.
  • How unique is the name Rusher? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Rusher. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Rusher: Your name in reverse order is Rehsur. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Urersh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rusher? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,464 people with the last name Rusher.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rusher? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rusher as their last name since less than 1 person in 200k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Rushers Have Visited This Page?

Name poster for Rusher

Name poster for Rusher(click to save the high quality version)

Most Popular Names

All Name Lists

  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.