Russell - boys name

Russell name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 79%

Russell name meaning:

The name "Russell" is of Old French and Old English origin. It is derived from the surname "Rousel" or "Rouselin," which was introduced to England after the Norman Conquest in 1066. The surname itself comes from the Germanic name elements "hroth" meaning "fame" or "renown," and "hild" meaning "battle." Therefore, the name Russell can be interpreted as "famous warrior" or "renowned fighter."

People named Russell are often described as strong, determined, and confident individuals. They have a natural ability to lead and inspire others, often displaying courage and bravery in challenging situations. Russells have a competitive nature and thrive in environments that allow them to showcase their skills and talents. They are ambitious and driven, constantly striving for success in their personal and professional lives.

Overall, the name Russell carries a sense of power, valor, and achievement. It represents an individual who is not afraid to overcome obstacles and achieve greatness, leaving a lasting impression on those around them.

Origin: French


Related names

Russell , Russ

Other boys names beginning with R


Overall UK ranking: 1023 out of 4789

28 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (605)

Historical popularity of Russell

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