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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’.

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