Meaning and Origin of: Russ

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First name origins & meanings:

  • French : Red-haired; foxlike

First name variations

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : variant spelling of Rouse.
  • German : from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with hrōd ‘renown’.
  • German (of Slavic origin) : from Old Slavic rusu ‘reddish’, ‘blond’, hence a nickname or an ethnic name meaning ‘Russian’.
  • Swiss German : topographic name for someone who lived by a scree, Middle High German ru(o)zze.
  • In some instances the name referred to personal or business connections with Russia, the country of the Reussen, from Middle High German Riusse.