Celebrity Baby Names: Russell Simmons - Family Education

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Russell Simmons


First name origin: French

First name meaning: Red-haired; foxlike


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Last name origin: English (southern)

Last name meaning: patronymic either from the personal name Simon (see Simon) or, as Reaney and Wilson suggest, from the medieval personal name Simund (composed of Old Norse sig ‘victory’ + mundr ‘protection’), which after the Norman Conquest was taken as an equivalent Simon, with the result that the two names became confused.


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