Russell is an English, Irish, or Scottish name derived from old French, the old French word for Red was "rouse"; hence the carry over from French the English Russell, the name also derives from the animal, the fox. Its uses include:


*Arthur Russell (disambiguation page)
*William Russell (disambiguation page)


*Bertrand Russell

Art and literature

*Charles Marion Russell – artist of the American West
*Craig Russell – American composer
*Craig Russell (British author) – British author
*Eric Frank Russell – British author
*Francis Russell – American author
*John Peter Russell – Australian painter
*Mary Doria Russell – American author
*P. Craig Russell – American comic book writer, artist, and illustrator
*Sean Russell (author) – Canadian fantasy author
*Shirley Ximena Hopper Russell (1886–1985), American artist
*Ted Russell - Newfoundland and Labrador writer
*Willy Russell – British playwright, author, lyricist and composer


*Charles Taze Russell – founder of the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society
*James Stuart Russell – pastor and author of The Parousia.

Entertainment and media

*Betsy Russell - American actress
*Bing Russell – American actor
*Bob Russell (songwriter) – American songwriter
*Bob Russell (entertainer) – Miss America Pageant Emcee 1940-54
*Calvin Russell (musician) – American singer-songwriter and guitarist
*Craig Russell (actor) – Canadian female impersonator
*David Russell (guitarist) – classical guitarist
*David O. Russell – American film director
*Gail Russell – American actress
*Jane Russell – American actress
*Ken Russell – British film director
*Keri Russell – American actress
*Kurt Russell – American actor
*Lillian Russell – American vaudeville actress and singer
*Leon Russell - American rock musician
*Luis Russell – Panamanian jazz pianist
*Nipsey Russell – American comedian
*Pee Wee Russell – American jazz musician
*Ray Russell (musician) - British fusion guitarist and composer
*Rosalind Russell – American actress

Military and politics

*Bob Russell (politician) – British MP for Colchester
*Daniel Lindsay Russell – American politician
*David Russell (George Cross) – New Zealand winner of the George Cross
*David Abel Russell – U.S. Representative from New York
*David Allen Russell – American Civil War general
*Dudley Russell - British Indian Army General in World War II
*Lee M. Russell – Mississippi politician
*Richard Russell, Jr. – U.S. Senator from Georgia
*Richard Russell, Sr. – U.S. judge
*Richard A. Russell - Deputy Associate Director of National Intelligence
*Samuel Russell – American trader in China
*Seán Russell – Irish republican

English Whig family

Members of this family have held the title of Earl of Bedford since the 16th century, and Duke of Bedford since the late 17th century.
*John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford – Tudor statesman
*Edward Russell, 1st Earl of Orford – First Lord of the Admiralty under King William
*John Russell, 1st Earl Russell – English Whig and Liberal politician
*Bertrand Russell – British mathematician and philosopher (Russell's paradox)
*John Conrad Russell, 4th Earl Russell
*Conrad Russell, 5th Earl Russell

cience and technology

*Sir Arthur Edward Ian Montagu Russell, 6th Baronet mineralogist
*Gerald Russell – psychiatrist who described first bulimia nervosa
*Henry Norris Russell – American astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram)
*John Scott Russell – 19th century physicist
*Katheryn K. Russell – criminologist
*Stuart J. Russell – computer scientist
*Walter Russell – scientist, artist, author etc.

ports and recreation

*Bill Russell – MLB player and manager
*Bill Russell – NBA player
*Calvin Russell – NFL player
*Craig Russell – English football striker
*Darrell Russell – NHRA drag racer
*Darrell Russell – NFL player
*Jack Russell – MLB player
*JaMarcus Russell – NFL player
*Jeff Russell – MLB player and manager
*Reb Russell – MLB player
*Rip Russell – MLB player


*Bob Russell (The West Wing) – "The West Wing" character portrayed by Gary Cole.
*Buck Russell (Uncle Buck) - "Uncle Buck" character portrayed by John Candy.



*Russell, Australian Capital Territory
*Russell Island, Queensland
**Russell Island (Moreton Bay)
**Russell Island (Frankland Islands)


*Russell, Ontario
**Russell, Ontario, a township in Ontario
**Russell, Ontario (community), a town in the township mentioned above.
*Russell, Manitoba
*Russell (Ontario electoral district), a former political riding in Ontario
*Russell (Manitoba riding), a political riding in Manitoba
*Russell Island (Nunavut)

New Zealand

*Russell, New Zealand, formerly Kororareka
*Okiato or Old Russell, the first capital of New Zealand and known as Russell in the early 1840s when present-day Russell was still known as Kororareka

olomon Islands

*Russell Islands

United States of America

*Russell, Arkansas
*Russell, Iowa
*Russell, Kansas
*Russell, Kentucky
*Russell, Massachusetts
*Russell, Minnesota
*Russell, New York
*Russell Township, Ohio
*Russell, Wisconsin
*Russell County, Alabama
*Russell County, Kansas
*Russell County, Kentucky
*Russell County, Virginia
*Russell Island (Michigan)

See also:
*Russellville, Arkansas
*Russellville, Tennessee


*Five ships of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Russell
*Two ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Russell

Other uses

*Russell (given name)
*Jack Russell terrier
*Hertzsprung-Russell diagram
*Russell's paradox
*Russell Investment Group
*Russell Indexes
*Russell (locomotive) - a locomotive of the Welsh Highland Railway
*The Russell Group of large research-led British universities
*Russell Corporation - an American sporting goods & clothing manufacturer
*Russell Stover Candies
*Russell, a line of automobiles manufactured in Canada by the Russell Motor Car Company

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