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 "Adding then Eliminating - Boys Themed".

From the experts:

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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TheNymphGarden Says:


Forever a dog name.