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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.


Popularity

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).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Russell for boys (2015 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Russell name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Russell outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Russell and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Rufus, Russ, Russel, Russell and Rusty. (2015 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rufus, Russ, Russel, Russell, Rusty in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Russell outside U.S.


Similar Names

Russell is also pronounced similarly to Rossell. This name tends to be less commonly used than Russell.

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