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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Russel

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  1. A surname​, a rather rare spelling variant of Russell.
  2. A male given name transferred from surname.

Notable Persons Named Russel

Russel Hobbs is a fictional character.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name 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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Pip was born in 1986.

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

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 8 0 8
1881 10 0 10
1882 5 0 5
1884 5 0 5
1885 5 0 5
1886 9 0 9
1887 8 0 8
1888 12 0 12
1889 11 0 11
1890 15 0 15
1891 22 0 22
1892 20 0 20
1893 19 0 19
1894 26 0 26
1895 18 0 18
1896 26 0 26
1897 20 0 20
1898 29 0 29
1899 27 0 27
1900 46 0 46
1901 28 0 28
1902 31 0 31
1903 33 0 33
1904 29 0 29
1905 29 0 29
1906 38 0 38
1907 38 0 38
1908 41 0 41
1909 39 0 39
1910 50 0 50
1911 70 0 70
1912 142 0 142
1913 196 0 196
1914 216 0 216
1915 305 0 305
1916 274 0 274
1917 305 0 305
1918 305 0 305
1919 318 0 318
1920 394 5 389
1921 384 0 384
1922 325 0 325
1923 349 0 349
1924 334 7 327
1925 340 0 340
1926 329 0 329
1927 305 0 305
1928 281 0 281
1929 259 0 259
1930 225 0 225
1931 186 0 186
1932 215 0 215
1933 199 0 199
1934 175 0 175
1935 167 0 167
1936 174 0 174
1937 183 0 183
1938 170 0 170
1939 140 0 140
1940 152 0 152
1941 151 0 151
1942 160 0 160
1943 172 0 172
1944 166 0 166
1945 177 0 177
1946 183 0 183
1947 202 0 202
1948 201 0 201
1949 177 0 177
1950 159 0 159
1951 181 0 181
1952 175 0 175
1953 158 0 158
1954 168 0 168
1955 187 0 187
1956 205 0 205
1957 198 0 198
1958 175 0 175
1959 194 0 194
1960 218 0 218
1961 192 0 192
1962 200 0 200
1963 196 0 196
1964 148 0 148
1965 151 0 151
1966 141 0 141
1967 154 0 154
1968 162 0 162
1969 166 0 166
1970 144 0 144
1971 176 0 176
1972 114 0 114
1973 130 0 130
1974 101 0 101
1975 126 0 126
1976 98 0 98
1977 85 0 85
1978 94 0 94
1979 101 0 101
1980 120 0 120
1981 107 0 107
1982 117 0 117
1983 82 0 82
1984 98 0 98
1985 73 0 73
1986 81 0 81
1987 84 0 84
1988 64 0 64
1989 88 0 88
1990 81 0 81
1991 75 0 75
1992 56 0 56
1993 54 0 54
1994 60 0 60
1995 53 0 53
1996 48 0 48
1997 45 0 45
1998 49 0 49
1999 29 0 29
2000 36 0 36
2001 37 0 37
2002 47 0 47
2003 37 0 37
2004 33 0 33
2005 35 0 35
2006 40 0 40
2007 29 0 29
2008 30 0 30
2009 31 0 31
2010 39 0 39
2011 20 0 20
2012 27 0 27
2013 27 0 27
2014 18 0 18
2015 20 0 20
2016 20 0 20
2017 30 0 30

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Popularity of Russel as a first name

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Popularity of Russel as a last name

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Common last names for Russel

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Anderson
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Moore
  • Davis
  • Taylor
  • Harris
  • Baker
  • Stewart
  • Peterson

Common first names for Russel

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

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Fun Facts about the name Russel

  • How Popular is the name Russel? Russel is the 1,874th 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 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,420 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 1954 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Russel is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1954.
  • Weird things about the name Russel: Your name in reverse order is Lessur. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uressl. 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.

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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).
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