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Rusty

First Name
18k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Rusty

"Rusty" is a name of American origin, and it means "Red headed". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Rust"y
Senses
  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
Wiktionary

Old English rustig, corresponding to rust +‎ -y.

Variant form of resty; compare also reasty.

Notable Persons With the Name Rusty

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.

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

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

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Rusty Wallace is a nascar driver.

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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.

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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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Notable Persons With the Last Name 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.

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How popular is the baby name Rusty in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1927 8 0 8
1930 6 0 6
1934 10 5 5
1935 13 5 8
1937 9 0 9
1938 6 0 6
1939 13 6 7
1940 13 0 13
1941 12 0 12
1942 17 0 17
1943 20 0 20
1944 43 0 43
1945 39 0 39
1946 79 0 79
1947 85 13 72
1948 79 6 73
1949 95 5 90
1950 98 0 98
1951 128 12 116
1952 130 10 120
1953 157 9 148
1954 213 7 206
1955 336 12 324
1956 450 14 436
1957 448 9 439
1958 524 13 511
1959 565 9 556
1960 522 7 515
1961 575 0 575
1962 524 6 518
1963 514 16 498
1964 429 9 420
1965 419 8 411
1966 347 16 331
1967 316 8 308
1968 342 13 329
1969 353 13 340
1970 406 23 383
1971 366 11 355
1972 348 20 328
1973 335 9 326
1974 326 14 312
1975 386 22 364
1976 404 27 377
1977 362 20 342
1978 360 19 341
1979 549 29 520
1980 525 19 506
1981 518 19 499
1982 426 7 419
1983 367 7 360
1984 349 11 338
1985 326 0 326
1986 348 12 336
1987 354 13 341
1988 351 9 342
1989 307 9 298
1990 281 8 273
1991 212 0 212
1992 165 0 165
1993 150 0 150
1994 162 5 157
1995 134 7 127
1996 123 6 117
1997 101 0 101
1998 86 0 86
1999 83 0 83
2000 73 0 73
2001 70 0 70
2002 67 0 67
2003 76 0 76
2004 65 0 65
2005 78 0 78
2006 41 0 41
2007 54 0 54
2008 43 0 43
2009 31 0 31
2010 45 0 45
2011 41 0 41
2012 38 0 38
2013 35 0 35
2014 42 0 42
2015 45 0 45

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Popularity of Rusty as a first name

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Common last names for Rusty

  • Johnson
  • Davis
  • Smith
  • Russell

Fun Facts about the name Rusty

  • How Popular is the name Rusty? Rusty is the 1,730th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Rusty have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17,991 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 as you in 1968.
  • Weird things about the name Rusty: Your name in reverse order is Ytsur. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rusyt. How do you pronounce that?

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What does the name Rusty mean?

Ris for rock star, let it out!

Uis for understanding, you show for others.

Sis for smile, it gives you face value.

Tis for treasure, that of your friendship.

Yis for young, the years never show!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (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.