Origin:French
Popularity:709
Meaning:little red
Russell is a boy’s name of French origins, meaning “little red.” A classic surname-turned-given-name, Russell sports both serious but lovable vibes. It was once used as a nickname for a redheaded person but now perches comfortably as a definitive boy’s name. Some famous bearers of the name include Russell Crowe and Russell Brand, adding some vigor and pizzazz to the title. Whether you are anticipating a fiery baby or you want to praise your tresses, Russell is a red-hot favorite.

Famous People Named Russell

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Bill Russell
    Basketball Player
  • Russell Brand
    Actor, Comedian
  • Russell Crowe
    Actor
  • Russell Hantz
    Actor
  • Russell Westbrook
    Basketball Player

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Source: Social Security Administration

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