Holy mamas y'all simping for a godforsaken name, this name sounds incredibly idiotic, please never use this atrocious name for a baby it's withering your lives so no, don't.
This is the best R name for a boy. I think I want to name someone after it. It reminds me of my favorite comedian Russell Brand. I read 2 of his books and got to see him live. Memories...
This is my brother's name. He was going to be named Raphael (or Rafael), but my friend in kindergarten already was going to name their brother Raphael or Rafael, so my parents ended up with Russell instead. Overall, I don't like it very much, but maybe that's just my opinion.
I chased all the way here just to know the history behind this name. Russell Adler from Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War did impress me.
Russell is a character in the series Happy Tree Friends. He's an aquamarine-colored otter.
This is my mentor's name, and despite the constant criticism I receive from my family I really want to name my first son this. I can't find the word to describe the feeling that overcomes me when I say it, it just rolls off of my tongue so nicely. However, I will state that if you name your child this you should be cautious about what middle name you pick. For example, my mentor's name is Rusty John which immediately makes me think of a dirty toilet. I personally took a liking to the name when my priest mentioned Saint Russell Anthony in his sermon.
I really like this name. It's also one of those last names than can work just as well as a first name, like Mitchell. I might consider using it one day.
Occasionally, the name Russell is also bestowed upon women. Perhaps in honour of the British philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), since he advocated for women's rights.

A famous female bearer is the American voice actress Russi Taylor (1944-2019), whose birth name was Russell Taylor.
This WAS a name that I liked, but now it reminds me of the scumbag Russell Brand with his creepy psychopathic eyes. Excuse me, I need to take a shower after thinking about that freak...
Always makes me think of russet potatoes or brussel sprouts. Could definitely see this name on a farmer.
For everyone saying this can be a feminine name, it can. Sometimes you would have to give Russell (F) a girly middle name, for example your mom's first name, to help her insure that she’s not a boy! But I still think this is an interesting choice. I would go with Russell Elizabeth, Russell Marie, Russell Lynn, Russell Olivia, Russell Amelia, Russell Charlotte, Russell Julia, Russell Alexandra, Russell Tiana, Russell Alina, or something very elegant for a girl!
In 2018, 50 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Russell who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 206th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
It's a beautiful name! I like the way it sounds, it's strong but it seems refined. I like the meaning too, since my favourite color is red. Too bad it is only for males, I would see it on a female too.
I was watching The Keepers on Netflix and there was this nun mentioned named Russell Phillips. I was kinda thrown by the name, but thought it was interesting and cool for the name to be used for a girl. I was wondering if anyone else has seen this name used for a girl?

Also, it's a great show, but really heavy.
Russell Westbrook III (born 1988) is an NBA player currently playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was the NBA MVP for 2016-17 season.
Russell Carrington Wilson is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. Wilson played college football for the University of Wisconsin during the 2011 season, in which he set the single-season FBS record for passing efficiency and led the team to a Big Ten title and the 2012 Rose Bowl. Wilson played football and baseball for North Carolina State University from 2008 to 2010 before transferring to Wisconsin. Wilson also played minor league baseball for the Tri-City Dust Devils in 2010 and the Asheville Tourists in 2011 as a second baseman.
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.
Russell Senior is the violinist/guitarist for pop group Pulp.
The incredible Russell Edgington from True Blood.
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.
Russell Dalrymple is the president of NBC and works with Jerry and George on their television pilot, on the American TV series "Seinfeld".
Russell Tovey, an English actor well known for being in Being Human, Him and Her and The History Boys.
Love the name! It sounds really sexy yet mature. :)
This name oozes sexiness.
Thanks to Russel Brand, I forever love this name.
I think of a really attractive, witty man.
I can't believe no one's mentioned Russell Peters yet. He's a Canadian comedian.
Russell Howard, an English comedian and radio presenter.
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.
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.
Love it. :D It sounds like a plucky and devilishly clever fellow.
Russell Lissack is the lead guitarist of British band Bloc Party.
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.
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.
Famous bearer is Kurt Russell.
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.
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.
A famous bearer is American television and stage deaf actor Russell Harvard.
Makes me think of 'rustle', like rustling leaves. An okay name aside from that.
"..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.
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.
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)
One famous bearer is Russell Simmons.
One famous bearer of the name is Russel Crowe (Gladiator, Cinderella Man).
I think it's a really beautiful name. I really recommend it. It's actually my little brother's name.

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