What does Rusty mean?

impaired in skill by neglect

What's the origin of Rusty?

Old English

How is Rusty pronounced?


What does it say about you to have a cat named Rusty?

There is no one definitive answer to this question. Some people might say that Rusty is a name that reflects your personality or that it is a nickname that you like. Others might say that it is a name that is easy to remember or that it is unique.

Is Rusty a good cat name?

Rusty has two syllables, which most vets and trainers tend to recommend. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for your kitty to recognize. Rusty is a widely adored cat name for obvious reasons. If you like it, go for it!

Rusty is found in these categories:

traditional cat names

Many old tales and cartoons feature felines named Rusty.

fall cat names

Autumn leaves turning a similar hue inspired this moniker.

brown cat names

Rusty nails share the same color as these feline furballs.

tortoiseshell cat names

Their coat colors resemble old, weathered metal.


Based on likes, Rusty ranks #31 with users of

Rusty is one of the more common cat names amongst our community. According to our statistics, Rusty is considerably more popular than most other cat names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Rusty was, over the past 30 days, the 1588th ranked cat name for views on

As of May 2024, Rusty is becoming rarer and less popular with new kitten owners. Our stats reveal that the moniker is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a bit of variance in rank for this name. That might suggest its popularity is based on seasonal factors or perhaps pop culture events.

In the past week, Rusty was viewed 13 times, and liked 3 times.

Cat names like Rusty:

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Meaning: (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous
Meaning: A precious metal, usually yellow in color.
Meaning: Heroic, violent, determined warrior.
Meaning: characterized by violent emotions or behavior

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