Color, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Red/Crimson, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Rusty is an English male given name originally derived from a nickname for someone who had reddish-brown hair or a rust-toned complexion. It may have derived from Russell which comes from Old French rousel meaning “little red one” which ultimately derives from a PIE root word meaning “red”. Rusty is also an English word, an adjective which refers to something covered with rust, something that is rust-colored (reddish, reddish-brown), something that is faded or shabby such as clothes, or it could refer to someone who is out of practice or something that is rusty with disuse or neglect. It also derives from the same PIE root word as above.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



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