First name origin & meaning:
French: Red-haired; foxlike
First name variations: Russ, Rusty, Rusti, Russel
Last name origins & meanings:
- 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.
- 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’.
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