Russle or Rustle? Which is correct?

“Rustle” is a  verb than means to make small noises often with your hands in your pockets.  Russle is actually not a word at all – it’s a name meant for predominantly those of the male gender.

Differences Between Russle And Rustle

The word rustle is a completely different term than the personal name Russle.  Rustle is used to indicate the shuffling of an item, or a noise brought on by the crackling of dried items such as paper, leaves and even clothing.  In dictionaries, the word is meant to signify a soft, muffled crackling sound or also as a verb to describe the act of rounding up cattle.

Historically, the name Russle came from the United States, Canada and Scotland between the years 1840 and 1920 and was at its most popular in the United States in 1880.    The name can be traced from these countries back to Britain and Ireland.  Unfortunately, the exact origin of the name Russle is unknown and is a tossup between England, Scotland and Ireland.

Russle Vs. Rustle

According to other sources, Russel is of French origin and means “redhead or fox-colored”.  In any event, it rose in popularity again in the early twentieth century and throughout the 1950s.  From meanings such as “little red-haired one”, “little red” and “fox”, this name clearly indicates a person with a reddish hue, whether it be their skin or hair.

Rustle, on the other hand, is a verb that can describe two different situations and actions, as described above.  The word can also describe the move, proceed or work energetically, or to move, bring or get something via energetic physical activity.

Using The Word Rustle

Rustle can be used in the English language in multiple ways, such as “the wind rustled the leaves on the tall oak tree that day”, or “I have to rustle up some paperwork before I get you signed off on the job”.  Another way to use this word can be “I have to rustle up the cattle”, signifying you have to herd some cattle together.

Which Term Is Really Correct?

Considering the information above, Russell and the word rustle can both be used correctly if placed in the right setting.  If you’re using the word as a descriptor of an action such as wind moving through leaves on a tree and making a distinct noise, you would use “rustle”.  If you’re referring to a person with the name, you would use “Russle” for a surname or “Russell” for a first name.