Gender: Male Meaning of Russell: "redhead, fox-colored" Origin of Russell: French Russell's Popularity in 2019: #391

Russell Origin and Meaning

The name Russell is a boy's name of French origin meaning "redhead, fox-colored".

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 a few dynamic bearers, actors Russell Crowe and Russell Brand and sports stars Russell Westbrook and Russell Wilson.

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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Rank in US: #391

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