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Russell Name Meaning and Origin

Russell Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Redhead, Wise, Fox-like

Name Origin


Russell is a name of French origin meaning 'redhead'. It also connotes wisdom and cunning, as symbolized by the fox. The name has a strong and masculine feel to it, often associated with someone who is intelligent and resourceful.

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Russell Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Russell is a smooth and easy name to pronounce, with clear syllables and a strong emphasis on the 'Russ' sound.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Russell has a balanced rhythm with two syllables that flow well together, making it pleasant to hear.

Famous People Named Russell

Find celebrities with this name and see how they shine in their respective fields.

● Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe is an actor known for his roles in films such as 'Gladiator' and 'A Beautiful Mind'. He has won numerous awards including an Academy Award for Best Actor.

● Russell Brand

Russell Brand is a comedian, actor, and author known for his witty and provocative humor. He has appeared in movies like 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' and 'Get Him to the Greek'.

● Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson is a professional American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks. He is known for his leadership on and off the field, as well as his philanthropic work.

Russell Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Russell

The name Russell does not have strong negative connotations or associations with negative characters. However, in some cultures, the name may be associated with the fox, which can symbolize cunning or trickery in folklore.

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