Russell (given name)

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Russell is a male given name, that originated from the surname Russell, which in turn derives from the French name russel (Old Norse rossel) "red-haired or red-skinned", from rus (Old Norse ros) "red hair color" or "reddish skin" and suffix -el[1] Russell may be shortened to Russ or Rusty; the latter is also a nickname for someone with red hair.

Notable people with the name include:



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  1. ^ Cottle, Basil (1967), "Russell", Penguin Dictionary of Surnames, Baltimore: Penguin Books