Russel name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Russel mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Russel

User Submitted Origins

Filipino (Philippines)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Philippines, the name Russel is of Filipino (Philippines) origin and means "One of the prince name maybe".
  2. According to a user from Rhode Island, U.S., the name Russel is of American origin and means "Amazing Father".
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International Interest
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  1. A surname​, a rather rare spelling variant of Russell.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Russel

Notable Persons Named Russel

Russel Hobbs

Russel Hobbs is a fictional character.

Russel Simmons

Russel Simmons is a businessperson and businessman. Russel was born in United States.

Russel Honoré

Russel Honoré is a military person. His military service ended in 2008.

Russel Wright

Russel Wright was an artist. Russel was born on April 3rd, 1904. He breathed his last breath on December 21st, 1976.

Russel Arnold

Russel Arnold is a cricketer. Russel was born on October 25th, 1973 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Russel Senior

Russel Senior is an alternative rock, post-punk, britpop, indie rock, indie pop, and art rock musician. He plays Guitar, Violin, and Vocals. His ongoing career started in 1978. Russel was born Russel Senior on May 18th, 1961 in Sheffield, England.

  • Russel E. Caflisch
  • Russel Farnham

Notable Persons With the Last Name Russel

Notable Persons With the Last Name Russel

William Russel

William Russel was a member of parliament. William was born as the child of William Russell, 1st Duke of Bedford, Anne Carr, and Countess of Bedford on September 29th, 1639. He passed away on July 21st, 1683.

Tony Russel

Tony Russel is a film, television, actor, and televisionactor. Tony was given the name Anthony Russo on November 23rd, 1925 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Tony is also known as Russo and Anthony.

Daniel Russel

Daniel Russel is an Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. His ongoing career started in 2013. Daniel was born on December 12th, 1953.

Samuel Russel

Samuel was born on August 25th, 1789. He died in 1862.

Pip Russel

Pip was born in 1986.

Jeffrey Cameron Russel

Jeffrey Cameron Russel was a football player. Jeffrey was born on October 27th, 1900 in Ouray, Colorado. He passed away on May 3rd, 1926.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Russel U.S.
  White 70.66% 64.26%
  African American 19.12% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.31% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.84% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.57% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.51% 16.26%

Of Last Name Russel

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Russel

  • What name lists does Russel rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Russel? Russel is the 1,924th most popular name of all time. As a last name Russel was the 7,894th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Russel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,482 babies born with the first name Russel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Russel to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Russel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Russel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Russel is Saturday, June 22nd, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Russel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Russel was in 1920 with a total of 389 babies.
  • Random Russel Factoid: According to the 1960 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Russel is not a popular baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New Jersey have the same name in 1960.
  • Weird things about the name Russel: The name spelled backwards is Lessur. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Leussr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Russel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,195 people with the last name Russel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Russel? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Russel as their last name.
  • Russel name meaning

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