Meaning:Little red
As Russell's shorter but no less charming sibling, Russel is the perfect name for a fiery little munchkin. In Old French, Russel means "little red," which inspired its use as a nickname for those blessed with red hair. This gorgeous name may bring to mind actors Crowe and Brand, as well as the all-star basketball player Russell Westbrook. Whether baby shines on the stage or the court, they'll always have you to keep them grounded and thankful for their talents. Plus, the nicknames Russ or Rusty are just plain adorable!
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