Russell

Russell - A very unique male name



  Jan 23,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Russell, meaning redhead, fox-colored, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #56. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Russell and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Russell? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Russell. The baby boy name Russell was given to 612 baby boys in 2012, ranking #428 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,681 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Russell peaked in popularity 103 years ago in 1914 on position 49.



Famous with this name

Russell Brand
Kurt Russell
Russell Crowe


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Russell is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Russell is currently topping the baby name charts in Montana at position #186 - and is the least popular in Missouri at position #720.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Russell is where you live.


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Russell origin and meaning

Russell is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means redhead, fox-colored. To see famous people named Russell, pop culture references for the name Russell and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Russell

We've found the following names that sound similar to Russell, sorted by popularity.

Rogelio / Russel / Rojelio / Rosalio / Rachel / Raziel / Roswell / Rushil / Rockwell / Raquel /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012428
2011401
2010400
2009440
2008408
2007415
2006403
2005392
2004360
2003343
2002329
2001307
2000317
1999325
1998300
1997256
1996260
1995239
1994233
1993201
1992185
1991173
1990141
1989136
1988128
1987119
1986116
1985110
1984106
1983104
198297
198197
198091
197992
197893
197789
197687
197582
197482
197377
197269
197164
197058
196956
196856
196758
196660
196557
196458
196357
196257
196155
196056
195955
195854
195754
195652
195557
195469
195371
195270
195172
195068
194969
194867
194769
194666
194564
194463
194373
194270
194175
194072
193973
193870
193767
193669
193568
193470
193367
193263
193163
193060
192956
192855
192755
192652
192553
192452
192352
192249
192152
192052
191950
191850
191752
191652
191551
191449
191350
191259
191154
191056

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Montana186
South Dakota212
New Hampshire215
South Carolina231
Massachusetts276
Pennsylvania309
Utah312
Mississippi316
Wisconsin327
Oregon338
Idaho351
New Jersey355
Maryland367
Washington367
Michigan368
Alabama369
Minnesota392
Tennessee395
Georgia401
Virginia428
Florida463
Connecticut464
California466
New York477
Colorado488
Louisiana489
Iowa491
Illinois499
Kansas512
Ohio518
Oklahoma547
North Carolina555
Indiana567
Texas583
Kentucky621
Arizona657
Missouri720

Even more about Russell


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Russell a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Russell?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1914
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Russell
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 2,681
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +612

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