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Gender: M Origin of Rusty: Short form of Russell

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.

Famous People Named Rusty

Rusty Wallace, NASCAR driver
Rusty Staub, American baseball player
Rusty Anderson, American guitarist
Rusty Schweickart, American astronaut
Rusty Young, American musician with band Poco
Rusty Humphries, American radio host

Pop Culture References for the name Rusty

Russell "Rusty" Griswold, son in the "National Lampoon's Vacation" series
Russell "Rusty" Cartwright, character in TV series "Greek"
Dr. Thaddeus S. "Rusty" Venture, character in "The Venture Brothers"
Rusty, female character in "Footloose"
Rusty, original name of the character Firestar in the "Warriors" book series by Erin Hunter
Rusty Parker, Rita Hayworth's character in "Cover Girl"
Florence "Rusty" Dennis, character in the film "Mask"