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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- Nicknames for Russell
Russ, Rusty, Russy
- Meanings and history of the name Russell
Russell means little red one.
- Famous real-life people named Russell
Russell D Simmons, US Navy (retired), Electronics, Data Systems, and Military Subject Matter Expert
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
- Russell in song, story & screen
Vacation movies: Russell 'Rusty' Griswold
Russell "Stringer" Bell, fictional drug kingpin on "The Wire" (played by Idris Elba)
The young boy scout in Pixar's Up
Russell ‘Rusty’ Collins, a fictional supervillain and member of the Acolytes in the X-Men comics