One of many R- boys' names that started as a nickname for a redhead, Russell had a measure of popularity from the early twentieth century through the 1950s. But it's now lost much of its color -- except for two particularly dynamic bearers, Russell Crowe and Russell Brand.
Russell has been much more common as a surname, whose many namesakes have included philosopher Bertrand, Gay Nineties entertainer Lillian, actresses Rosalind, Jane and Keri, actor Kurt, basketball star Bill and singer Leon.
Lists containing Russell:
- Jane Austen Baby Names
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- Boy Baby Names Moving Up Fast
- Redhead Baby Names
- Celebrity Surnames as Firsts
- Midcentury Baby Names