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I think it's a really beautiful name. I really recommend it. It's actually my little brother's name.
-- scorpio93  5/28/2005
One famous bearer of the name is Russel Crowe (Gladiator, Cinderella Man).
-- Kae Kae  7/26/2005
One famous bearer is Russell Simmons.
-- marissa_2005  1/15/2006
I really love this name! I think it sounds kind of modern even though it's not. Russ sounds really great. I hate that the popularity is decreasing :( it doesn't sound old or stuffy at all!

(funny thing: in French "rousse elle" means red-headed girl and I heard Roussell was a variant of Russell. Still love the name though)
-- pink_floyd_fan  7/22/2006
Russell Brand is a British presenter that presents Big Brother's Big Mouth, a spin-off of Big Brother. He's hilarious and has made me love this name.
-- K.M.F  8/17/2006
"..the girl's brother's name was Russell, a name which to Arthur's mind always suggested burly men with blond mustaches and blow-dried hair who would at the slightest provocation start wearing velvet tuxedos and frilly shirt fronts and would then have to be forcibly restrained from commentating on billiards matches."

- excerpt from So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish, a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy book by Douglas Adams. Note: this does not reflect my views on the name, which I rather like. I just wanted to leave this comment because it amused me while I was reading the book.
-- wefrox  10/14/2006
Makes me think of 'rustle', like rustling leaves. An okay name aside from that.
-- Petroushka  3/8/2007
A famous bearer is American television and stage deaf actor Russell Harvard.
-- Karcoolka  4/30/2007
What did the two leaves name their son?
You guessed it! Russell! :-P

Actually, my name is Russell and I've read that Russell is a Nordic name meaning red headed Warrior.
-- Anonymous User  6/11/2007
Sorry, but, it feels like this name is a becoming a victim of the "redneck" stereotype propagated by popular entertainment. It just reminds me of a name used in one-liners by Jeff Foxworthy.
-- leananshae  12/17/2007
Famous bearer is Kurt Russell.
-- VTDesmond  4/21/2008
It's not the worst name out there by any stretch of the imagination, but I despise Russell Crowe, and he has ruined this otherwise perfectly nice name for me.
-- slight night shiver  5/5/2008
A famous bearer is the wonderful, incomparable Russell Brand. He's a British comedian, actor, TV presenter, writer, you name it. That man can do it all! He's the coolest, funniest, sexiest, and most all around awesome man alive. I want a clone of him.
-- DuskyJewel  8/23/2008
Russell Lissack is the lead guitarist of British band Bloc Party.
-- harajukulover  10/14/2008
Love it. :D It sounds like a plucky and devilishly clever fellow.
-- not_another_Jessica  12/3/2008
I actually do not like this name, to me it just sounds a bit like a root vegetable. Russell potatoes, anyone? Nor do I like the pet name, Russ.
-- emmiix3  1/19/2009
Russell Stover! Mmmmmm.

And I like it because its kind of natural. Rustling of leaves. It's sweet. Nickname Ross instead of Russ, too. Or Rusty.
-- willarose93  1/23/2009
Russell Howard, an English comedian and radio presenter.
-- Claire H  3/25/2009
I can't believe no one's mentioned Russell Peters yet. He's a Canadian comedian.
-- CanadianChibi  5/5/2009
This name oozes sexiness.
Thanks to Russel Brand, I forever love this name.
I think of a really attractive, witty man.
-- DaphneSusan  9/28/2010
Love the name! It sounds really sexy yet mature. :)
-- Chrila96  1/2/2011
Russell Tovey, an English actor well known for being in Being Human, Him and Her and The History Boys.
-- Hehehe  3/2/2012
Russell Dalrymple is the president of NBC and works with Jerry and George on their television pilot, on the American TV series "Seinfeld".
-- Anonymous User  3/19/2012
It's russet potatoes, not Russell. This name isn't that bad. I wouldn't give it to one of my kids, but I wouldn't mind hearing it more.
-- Anonymous User  6/23/2013
The incredible Russell Edgington from True Blood.
-- tataH  5/1/2014
Russell Senior is the violinist/guitarist for pop group Pulp.
-- moonbaby9307  5/30/2014
In medieval times surnames were derived from three main sources; occupations, place names and to a lesser extent descriptive nicknames. The evidence that the surname Russell derived from a place name has been largely ignored or discounted by authors.

It is on record that the first person to use the Russell name was William Russell who was named in the Lenton Priory Register as the son of an Anglo-Norman, Ralph de Rosel. Ralph de Rosel's name is also on record, in the Winton Domesday Book of (1107-1128). He was a descendant of a Hugh de Rosel, 'de Rosel' being a place name, derived from the village of Rosel in Normandy, his place of origin.
-- bowton456  3/16/2016

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