A baby doesn’t have to have red hair to be given this surname-turned-given-name, which translates to “little red.” It’s a classic with gentle but serious undertones, and fallen on less-favored times after decades of popularity. 'The Americans' star Keri Russell named her son River Russell after her own last name. Also keeping the name in the family: Actress Kate Hudson gave her son Ryder the middle name Russell to honor actor Kurt Russell, who helped raise her.
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