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Gender: M Meaning of Russell: "redhead, fox-colored" Origin of Russell: French Russell's Popularity in 2013: #432

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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 which has now lost much of it s 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.

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Famous People Named Russell

Russell Simmons - American entrepreneur
Russell Crowe - Australian actor
Russell Brand - English actor and comedian
Russell Peters - Canadian comedian
Russell Tovey - English actor
Russell Allen - American football player
Russell Okung - American football player
Russell Wilson - American football player
Russell Westbrook - American basketball player
Russell Howard - British Comedian
Kurt Russel - Actor
Russell Wilson - American football athlete
Arthur Russell - Musician

Pop Culture References for the Name Russell

Russell - character from Up
Russell Van Eden - character from 'What About Mimi?'
Russell Edgington - character from the TV show 'True Blood'
Russell Winslow, from TV series "Brotherly Love"
Russell Finley, from the movie "Wayne's World"

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