Russell Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Russell:
Transferred use of the surname derived from the Old French roussell (red-haired), from rous (red). The name, which arose as a nickname for someone with red hair, was brought to England by the Normans.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Im a triplet and one of my brothers is named Russell Joshua my other brother is Christopher Warren I am named Ella Rose
When my son Russell was born I called him my little Russell sprout.
My brother hates the nickname but I love it, Russell Bustle.
I like the name Russell and I like Russ for a nickname.
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Russ, Rusty, Russy
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Russell means little red one.
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Russell Simmons: music producer, entrepreneur
Russell Brand: comedian
Russell Howard, comedian
Russell Means, Native American actor and activist for the rights of Native American people.
Bertrand Russell, British mathematician and philosopher and author; he was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1950.
Russell Crowe, Australian actor.
Russell Ingall, Australian V8 Supercar driver.
Russell T Davies, Welsh TV producer and screenwriter (Dr. Who.)
Rev. John Russell, English clergy perhaps best remembered for developing the Jack Russell Terrier.
Russell Wallace Day (b. 2011), son of American actor, screenwriter, producer, comedian, and musician Charlie Day and American actress Mary Elizabeth Ellis
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Vacation movies: Russell 'Rusty' Griswold
Russell "Stringer" Bell, fictional drug kingpin on "The Wire" (played by Idris Elba)
The young boy in Pixar's Up
Russell ‘Rusty’ Collins, a fictional supervillain and member of the Acolytes in the X-Men comics