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Gender: Male Meaning of Rush: "basket weaver" Origin of Rush: English

The name Rush is a boy's name of English origin meaning "basket weaver". Rush and is often added to lists like Boy Names That Mean Life and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven, Hell, Purgatory - Boys".

From the experts:

Might suggest speed, excitement, even danger, were it not for its best-known bearer, conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh.

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Famous People Named Rush

Rush Hudson Limbaugh III, American radio talk show host and political commentator
Rush, ring name of William Arturo Muñoz, Mexican pro wrestler
Rush aka Lee Yoon-Jae, South Korean video gamer
Rush, stage name of Isaiah Major, American deejay
Beau Rush Bricken (b. 2017), son of American actress Virginia Williams

Pop Culture References for the name Rush

Rush Melendy, character in Elizabeth Enright's Melendy family series
Rush, robot dog companion to Megaman in the franchise
Rush, rock/metal band
"Big Time Rush," Nickelodeon TV show and band

Rushi, Rushford


Cherilyn Says:


nice name and association, would use it.

beachbear Says:


I would really like this if not for the Limbaugh association.

Bobcat108 Says:


Rush was the name of the oldest child in Elizabeth Enright's The Melendy Family books. I loved it...until Limbaugh came along & ruined it.

Zelliew Says:


Indeed I agree

Daphodil Says:


I'm actually liking this. We use other word names, so why not this? :)

raevynstar Says:


Just reminds me of someone hurrying around to get somewhere.

Guest Says:


A prime example of people ruining names. He's absolutely vile.

TabiTheGreat Says:


It's really sad that such a beautiful name is linked to such a vile man.