Boy name origins & meanings
- French : Red-haired; foxlike
Family 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’.