Meaning and Origin of: Russell
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First name origins & meanings:
- French : Red-haired; foxlike
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Last name origin & meaning:
- 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’.