Russell also Rossell is a Scottish, English or Irish name derived from the Anglo-Norman French nickname Rousel. The nickname was a diminutive of the Old French Rous, meaning 'red.' The nickname, with the -el added, likely originated to denote "the little red-haired one."
The name may also refer to Clan Russell, a Scottish armigerous clan.
Russell Family name Meaning "ruddy" or "red-haired" Region of origin Scotland, Ireland, England Related names Russel