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Russell 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 names Rousseau, Rufus and Rusty.
Baby names that sound like Russell are Rossell and Raziel.
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Popularity of Russell
Russell is a very popular first name for men (#82 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#97 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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