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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage Italian
Pronounced Pron. ROS-see
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Meaning & History

Derived from a nickname for a red-haired person, from Italian rosso, Latin russus meaning "red". This is the most common surname in Italy.

Related Names

VariantsRossini, Russo
Other Languages & CulturesRussel, Russell(English) Roxas(Filipino) Leroux, Roux, Rousseau, Roussel(French) Rojas, Rojo(Spanish)

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