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Russell Meaning


What does Russell mean?

The name Russell is of French origin.

The meaning of Russell is "little red".

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "little red one".

Russell is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 7 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ru-ssell.

The Given Name Russell

Embraced by many parents, the name Russell, is one of warmth and a positive vibe.

This 2 syllable name has greatness and strength.

Solidly popular, this one is a keeper.

Russell falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Russell Alan Hulse, Russell Bowie, and Russell Brand.

Russell Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 413 in baby name popularity for boys with 764 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 404 in baby name popularity for boys with 785 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Russell has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Russell Name Popularity Page.

Russell Related Names

Variants of the name Russell include Russel.

Russell has the diminutive (nickname) Russ.

Famous Russells

  • Russell Alan Hulse ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1993
  • Russell Bowie ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Russell Brand ~ Actor
  • Russell Crowe ~ Actor
  • Russell Westbrook ~ Basketball Player

Russell Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Russell.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Russell Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Russell in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Russell.

Just for fun, see the name Russell in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Russell in Nautical Flags page.