Russell: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Russell

Of French origin and meaning “redhead,” although no one has to know that if your Russell turns out to be, like, blonde or black-haired or something.

Nicknames:

Russ, Rusty.

Famous people named Russell:

Actors Russell Crowe and Russell Brand; entrepreneur Russell Simmons; Nobel Prize winner Russell Hulse; astronaut Russell “Rusty” Schweickart.

Fun fact:

Russell is the adorable little boy in Disney/Pixar’s 2009 film Up. Awww.

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