The boy's name Russell \r(u)-sse-ll\ is pronounced RUSS-el. It is of Old French origin, and its meaning is "little red". Also possibly refers to ruddy skin or to reddish hair. Philosopher Bertrand Russell; author Russell Baker; actor Russell Crowe.

Russell has 3 variant forms: Roussell, Russ and Russel.

For more information, see also related names Rousseau, Rufus and Rusty.

Baby names that sound like Russell are Rossell and Raziel.

Russell is a very popular male first name and a very popular surname (source: 1990 U.S. Census). Displayed below is the baby name popularity trend for the boy's name Russell.