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Meaning and Origin of: Russell boy

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First name origin & meaning:

French: Red-haired; foxlike

First name variations: Russ, Rusty, Rusti, Russel

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English, Scottish, and Irish: from Rousel, a common Anglo-Norman French nickname for someone with red hair, a diminutive of Rouse with the hypocoristic suffix -el.
  2. Americanized spelling of German Rüssel, from a pet form of any of the various personal names formed with the Old High German element hrōd ‘renown’.

Famous people with this first name: Kurt Russell, Keri Russell, Russell Crowe, Russell Simmons

Famous people who gave their babies this name: Run DMC

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