The name Russell is a boy's name of French origin meaning "redhead, fox-colored". Russell is ranked #413 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Boy Baby Names Moving Up Fast and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
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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 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.
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