Surname ROUSSEAU

SOURCE: Nickname
USAGE: French

Meaning & History

Diminutive of ROUX. A famous bearer was the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) whose ideas influenced the French Revolution.

Related Names

VARIANTS: Roussel, Roux
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Russel, Russell (English), Roxas (Filipino), Rossi, Russo, Rossini (Italian), Rojas, Rojo (Spanish)
Entry updated December 3, 2014