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Meaning and name origin

Russell \r(u)-sse-ll\ as a boy's name is pronounced RUSS-el. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Russell is "little red". Also possibly refers to ruddy skin or to reddish hair. Philosopher Bertrand Russell; author Russell Baker; actor Russell Crowe.

Russell has 3 variant forms: Roussell, Russ and Russel.

For more information, see also related boy names Rousseau, Rufus and Rusty.

Russell is also pronounced similarly to Rossell.


Russell is a very popular first name for males (#82 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#97 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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