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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Russ

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

Notable Persons Named Russ

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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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

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Notable Persons With the Last Name 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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How popular is the baby name Russ in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1898 6 0 6
1901 5 0 5
1913 7 0 7
1914 7 0 7
1915 7 0 7
1916 14 0 14
1917 10 0 10
1918 11 0 11
1919 10 0 10
1920 8 0 8
1921 13 0 13
1922 11 0 11
1923 11 0 11
1924 11 0 11
1925 9 0 9
1926 12 0 12
1927 9 0 9
1928 11 0 11
1929 11 0 11
1930 9 0 9
1931 14 0 14
1932 13 0 13
1933 9 0 9
1934 20 0 20
1935 11 0 11
1936 23 0 23
1937 27 0 27
1938 22 0 22
1939 25 0 25
1940 35 0 35
1941 34 0 34
1942 43 0 43
1943 58 0 58
1944 49 0 49
1945 73 0 73
1946 97 0 97
1947 101 0 101
1948 70 0 70
1949 64 0 64
1950 53 0 53
1951 40 0 40
1952 50 0 50
1953 57 0 57
1954 82 0 82
1955 96 0 96
1956 167 0 167
1957 222 0 222
1958 298 0 298
1959 349 0 349
1960 342 0 342
1961 342 0 342
1962 302 0 302
1963 291 0 291
1964 265 0 265
1965 181 0 181
1966 135 0 135
1967 124 0 124
1968 124 0 124
1969 115 0 115
1970 127 0 127
1971 103 0 103
1972 73 0 73
1973 66 0 66
1974 56 0 56
1975 52 0 52
1976 49 0 49
1977 49 0 49
1978 48 0 48
1979 50 0 50
1980 60 0 60
1981 57 0 57
1982 45 0 45
1983 45 0 45
1984 31 0 31
1985 34 0 34
1986 44 0 44
1987 34 0 34
1988 33 0 33
1989 20 0 20
1990 24 0 24
1991 30 0 30
1992 20 0 20
1993 18 0 18
1994 14 0 14
1995 14 0 14
1996 16 0 16
1997 13 0 13
1998 9 0 9
1999 12 0 12
2000 9 0 9
2001 9 0 9
2002 7 0 7
2003 7 0 7
2004 7 0 7
2005 9 0 9
2006 5 0 5
2007 12 0 12
2009 5 0 5
2010 7 0 7
2011 12 0 12
2012 12 0 12
2013 6 0 6
2014 5 0 5
2015 8 0 8
2016 8 0 8
2017 7 0 7

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Popularity of Russ as a first name

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Popularity of Russ as a last name

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Common last names for Russ

  • Williams
  • Morgan

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

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Fun Facts about the name Russ

  • How Popular is the name Russ? Russ is the 3,380th most popular name of all time. As a last name Russ was the 2,237th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Russ have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,996 babies born with the first name Russ in the United States. That's more than enough people named Russ to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Random Russ Factoid: According to the 1973 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Russ is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name as you in 1973.
  • Weird things about the name Russ: Your name in reverse order is Ssur. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rssu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Russ? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 16,300 people with the last name Russ.
  • 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.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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