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Gender: Male Origin of Rusty: Short form of Russell

The name Rusty is a boy's name . Rusty and is often added to lists like Pixar Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibset makeover game! B/G pairs".

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Though as a formal name Rusty is a little, well, rusty, it spent half a century among the Top 1000, departing only in 1995. Only 45 baby boys received the name in the US in one recent year and it's difficult to imagine it as the winning choice of many modern parents. Whether you want an informal name or a spin on a traditional name or even a word name or a name that means red, there are simply too many better options.

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Famous People Named Rusty

Russell William "Rusty" Wallace, NASCAR driver
Daniel Joseph "Rusty" Staub, American baseball player
Rusty Anderson, American guitarist with Paul McCartney
Russell Louis "Rusty" Schweickart, American astronaut
Norman Russell "Rusty" Young, American musician with band Poco
Rusty Humphries, American radio host
Russell Craig "Rusty" Hamer, American actor
Rusty Cooley, American speed guitarist
Thurman Clyde "Rusty" Greer, American baseball player
Rusty Fein, stage name of Henry Eric Lippincott, American pair skater
Jason Russell "Rusty" Joiner, American model
Russell Jay "Rusty" Kuntz, American baseball player
Benjamin Rush "Rusty" Magee, American comedian and composer
George Arthur "Rusty" Cundieff, American film director
Rusty Day, stage name of Russell Edward Davidson, American singer with Steve Gaines, Cactus and The Amboy Dukes
Rusty Warren (born Ilene Goldman), American female singer and actress

Pop Culture References for the name Rusty

Rusty-James, main character in Rumble Fish by S. E. Hinton
Rusty James, song by Green Day
Russell "Rusty" Griswold, son in the "National Lampoon's Vacation" series
Russell "Rusty" Cartwright, character on TV's "Greek"
Dr. Thaddeus S. "Rusty" Venture, character in "The Venture Brothers"
Robert Charles "Rusty" Ryan, character in the Ocean's Eleven film remake series
Rusty Borgens, character in film "Stuck in Love"
Rusty, German shepherd in a series of family films
Rusty the Diesel, engine on animated series Thomas the Tank Engine
Rusty the Steam Engine, character in the musical Starlight Express
Rusty Brown, American comic strip by Chris Ware
Rusty Shackleford, alias of character Dale Gribble on TV's King of the Hill
Russell "Rusty" Collins aka Firefist, character in Marvel's X-Men Comics
Rusty the Boy Robot, sidekick to superhero Big Guy in a 1955 comic book
Finbarr "Rusty" Galloway, character in the video game L. A. Noire
"Rusty Rivets," Canadian television series and its main character
Rusty, the Good Dalek, character in an episode of TV's "Doctor Who"
Rusty, original name of Firestar in the "Warriors" book series by Erin Hunter
Rusty, female character in film "Footloose"
Rusty Parker, a female character in film "Cover Girl"
Florence "Rusty" Dennis, female character in the film "Mask"