Russell is a character in the series Happy Tree Friends. He's an aquamarine-colored otter.
― Anonymous User  6/21/2020
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.
tridavis634  3/19/2020
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.
― Anonymous User  10/12/2019
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.
Lucille  7/27/2019
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...
― Anonymous User  7/23/2019
Always makes me think of russet potatoes or brussel sprouts. Could definitely see this name on a farmer.
― Anonymous User  2/5/2019
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!
― Anonymous User  11/12/2018
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.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2018
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.
SilverSatan  2/2/2018
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.
GhostScout  12/16/2017
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.
TheSalmon2550  8/1/2017
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.
cutenose  5/14/2017
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
Russell Senior is the violinist/guitarist for pop group Pulp.
moonbaby9307  5/30/2014
The incredible Russell Edgington from True Blood.
tataH  5/1/2014
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
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
Russell Tovey, an English actor well known for being in Being Human, Him and Her and The History Boys.
Hehehe  3/2/2012
Love the name! It sounds really sexy yet mature. :)
Chrila96  1/2/2011
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
I can't believe no one's mentioned Russell Peters yet. He's a Canadian comedian.
CanadianChibi  5/5/2009
Russell Howard, an English comedian and radio presenter.
Claire H  3/25/2009
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
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
Love it. :D It sounds like a plucky and devilishly clever fellow.
not_another_Jessica  12/3/2008
Russell Lissack is the lead guitarist of British band Bloc Party.
harajukulover  10/14/2008
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
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
Famous bearer is Kurt Russell.
VTDesmond  4/21/2008
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
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
A famous bearer is American television and stage deaf actor Russell Harvard.
Karcoolka  4/30/2007
Makes me think of 'rustle', like rustling leaves. An okay name aside from that.
Petroushka  3/8/2007
"..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
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
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
One famous bearer is Russell Simmons.
marissa_2005  1/15/2006
One famous bearer of the name is Russel Crowe (Gladiator, Cinderella Man).
Kae Kae  7/26/2005
I think it's a really beautiful name. I really recommend it. It's actually my little brother's name.
scorpio93  5/28/2005

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