What does Russell mean?

Definitions for Russell
ˈrʌs əlrus·sell

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Russell.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Russell, Charles Taze Russellnoun

    United States religious leader who founded the sect that is now called Jehovah's Witnesses (1852-1916)

  2. Russell, Ken Russell, Henry Kenneth Alfred Russellnoun

    English film director (born in 1927)

  3. Russell, Bill Russell, William Felton Russellnoun

    United States basketball center (born in 1934)

  4. Russell, Lillian Russellnoun

    United States entertainer remembered for her roles in comic operas (1861-1922)

  5. Russell, Henry Russell, Henry Norris Russellnoun

    United States astronomer who developed a theory of stellar evolution (1877-1957)

  6. Russell, George William Russell, A.E.noun

    Irish writer whose pen name was A.E. (1867-1935)

  7. Russell, Bertrand Russell, Bertrand Arthur William Russell, Earl Russellnoun

    English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Whitehead (1872-1970)


  1. Russellnoun

    An English, Scottish and Irish surname from the Norman nickname for someone with red hair.

  2. Russellnoun

    An English, Scottish and Irish surname from the Norman nickname for someone with red hair.

  3. Russellnoun

    A male given name transferred from the surname. Diminutive: Russ.

  4. Russellnoun

    A city, the county seat of Russell County, Kansas, United States.

  5. Russellnoun

    A small town in the Far North District of the North Island, New Zealand.


  1. russell

    Russell is primarily recognized as a surname but can also be a given name. It originated from Anglo-Norman and Old French, describing someone with red hair or a rosy complexion. The name also refers to the famous British philosopher, Bertrand Russell or American actor, Russell Crowe. In popular culture, it can also refer to 'Russell' a fictional character in the movie "Up". Additionally, it could be a reference to entities like Russell Group of universities in the UK or the Russell Indexes, a set of global equity indices.


  1. Russell

    Russell was a federal and provincial electoral district in eastern Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1968, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1867 to 1967. The federal riding was created by the British North America Act of 1867, and consisted initially of the County of Russell the townships of Gloucester and Osgoode in the county of Carleton. In 1903, the Rideau Ward of the city of Ottawa was added to the riding. In 1933, it was redefined to consist of the county of Russell and the part of the county of Carleton included in the township of Gloucester, excepting that part of the township of Gloucester included in the town of Eastview and the village of Rockcliffe Park. In 1947, it was expanded to include the town of Eastview in the township of Gloucester in the county of Carleton. The federal electoral district was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed between Glengarry—Prescott, Ottawa East and Ottawa—Carleton ridings.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Russell is ranked #104 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Russell surname appeared 221,558 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 75 would have the surname Russell.

    77% or 170,710 total occurrences were White.
    16.6% or 36,978 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 5,450 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 4,830 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1% or 2,326 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 1,263 total occurrences were Asian.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Russell' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4553

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Russell' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2950

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Russell in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Russell in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Russell in a Sentence

  1. Orrin Hatch:

    I would be glad to do that. I think, John Thune know, Richard Brevard Russell was a powerhouse here but most people don't know who Richard Brevard Russell was. And John McCain ? John McCain was John McCain whether John Thune liked some of John McCain approach is or not. I liked them and I'd be for that.

  2. James Bawden:

    When Marilyn Monroe was spending time with Jane Russell’s children, Marilyn Monroe seemed very happy, marilyn Monroe had been fired from the movie Marilyn Monroe was on … but then Marilyn Monroe told Jane, ‘ I think I ’m in love with the most powerful man in the world. ’ And Jane Russell said, ‘ Jane Russell would n’t tell me the name, but I now believe it was President Kennedy and something was done to shut Jane Russell up or something. ’ Jane Russell never believed Marilyn Monroe would have killed Marilyn Monroe.

  3. Kevin Durant:

    Oklahoma City Russell Westbrook’s Oklahoma City Russell Westbrook, that’s what we got to say about that. Oklahoma City Russell Westbrook’s Oklahoma City Russell Westbrook. Next question.

  4. David Perdue:

    This was an icon in Russell Senate. Senate Republican was Senate Republican. They did the Great Society together. So, people would criticize Richard Brevard Russell for maybe being on the wrong side of the integration movement, but my goodness Richard Brevard Russell turned around and got the school lunch program done. Richard Brevard Russell did Richard Brevard Russell Richard Brevard Russell.

  5. Kathleen Flake:

    Russell Nelson is more willing and probably more required to assert Russell Nelson revelatory authority, required because Russell Nelson is making so many changes and because the church has faced so much pushback.

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