Russ name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Russ
  1. A Russian, or the Russians.(Rare, except in poetry)
  2. The language of the Russians.
adjective Russ
Of or pertaining to the Russians.

Diminutive of Russell.

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Russell.
  2. A surname​.

From German Russe etc., from Old East Slavic Русь (Rusĭ). Compare more recent Rus.

  1. (dated) The Russian language.
  2. (dated, rare, poetic) A Russian.

    Russ was also found in the following language(s): German, Hunsrik, and Luxembourgish

    Notable Persons Named Russ

    Notable Persons Named Russ

    Russ Tamblyn

    Russ Tamblyn is an actor. He was most prominent from 1948 to present. Russ was given the name Russell Irving Tamblyn on December 30th, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

    Russ Feingold

    Russ Feingold is a United States Special Envoy for the African Great Lakes, the Congo-Kinshasa, and United States Special Envoyfor theAfrican Great Lakesand theCongo-Kinshasa. Russ was born on March 2nd, 1953 in Janesville, Wisconsin, U.S.

    Russ Meyer

    His career lasted from 1947 to 1979. Russ was given the name Russell Albion Meyer on March 21st, 1922 in San Leandro, California, U.S. He left this life on September 18th, 2004.

    Russell Parrish

    Russell Parrish is a glam metal and hard rock musician and songwriter. He plays Guitar, Bass guitar, Keyboard instrument, Percussion instrument, Kramer Pacer, Yamaha Pacifica, and Vocals. His ongoing career started in 1992. Russell was given the name Russ Parrish on November 24th, 1970 in Redwood City, California, United States. Russell is also known as Satchel, Rikki Ratchet, and (Formerly known as Rikki Ratchet).

    Russ Ballard

    Russ Ballard is a hard rock, pop, psychedelic pop, pop rock, beat, and beat music musician. His ongoing career started in 1960. Russ was given the name Russell Glyn Ballard on October 31st, 1945 in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, England.

    Russ Abbot

    Russ Abbot is a television and stand-up comedy comedian. Russ was born on September 18th, 1947 in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Russ

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Russ

    Tim Russ

    Tim Russ is an actor, musician, screenwriter, voice actor, producer, director, and singer. His ongoing career started in 1985. Tim was given the name Timothy Darrell Russ on June 22nd, 1956 in Washington, D.C., US.

    Patrick O'Brian

    Patrick O'Brian was a novelist, translator, and translation. Patrick was given the name Richard Patrick Russ on December 12th, 1914 in Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire, England. He died on January 2nd, 2000.

    William Russ

    William Russ is an actor and television director. He was most active from 1977 to present. William was born on October 20th, 1950 in Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S. William is also known as Rusty Russ.

    Joanna Russ

    Joanna Russ was a science fiction and fantasy writer. Joanna was born Joanna Russ on February 22nd, 1937 in The Bronx, New York, US. She died on April 29th, 2011.

    Marco Russ

    Marco Russ is a soccer player for the Eintracht Frankfurt and VfL Wolfsburg. Marco was born on August 4th, 1985 in Hanau.

    Debbie Russ

    Debbie Russ is an actress. Debbie was born on August 2nd, 1960 in England, UK.

    • Jan Russ
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    • Robert Russ
    • Carl Russ
    • Matthias Russ

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Russ U.S.
      White 71.63% 64.26%
      African American 22.90% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.51% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.53% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.45% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 1.98% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Russ

    People with the last name Russ are most frequently White or African American

    Entire United States

    Fun Facts about the name Russ

  1. What name lists does Russ rank for?
  2. How Popular is the name Russ? Russ is the 3,461st most popular name of all time. As a last name Russ was the 2,237th most popular name in 2010.
  3. How many people with the first name Russ have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,021 babies born with the first name Russ in the United States. That's more than enough people named Russ to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  4. What year were 5 or more babies first named Russ? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1898 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  5. When was Russ first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Russ is Tuesday, January 28th, 1873.
  6. What year had the most people named Russ born? The highest recorded use of the first name Russ was in 1959 with a total of 349 babies.
  7. Random Russ Factoid: According to the 1965 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Russ is not a popular baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 12 babies in Michigan have the same name in 1965.
  8. Weird things about the name Russ: The name spelled backwards is Ssur. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rssu. How do you pronounce that?
  9. How many people have the last name Russ? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 16,300 people with the last name Russ.
  10. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Russ? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Russ as their last name.
  11. Russ name meaning

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