Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. RUS-əl  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From a Norman French nickname that meant "little red one", perhaps originally describing a person with red hair.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesRoxas(Filipino) Leroux, Roux, Rousseau, Roussel(French) Rossi, Russo, Rossini(Italian) Rojas, Rojo(Spanish)
Given Name DescendantRussell(English)


Entry updated June 13, 2019