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1 United States religious leader who founded the sect that is now called Jehovah's Witnesses (1852-1916) [syn: Charles Taze Russell]
2 English film director (born in 1927) [syn: Ken Russell, Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell]
3 United States basketball center (born in 1934) [syn: Bill Russell, William Felton Russell]
4 United States entertainer remembered for her roles in comic operas (1861-1922) [syn: Lillian Russell]
5 United States astronomer who developed a theory of stellar evolution (1877-1957) [syn: Henry Russell, Henry Norris Russell]
6 Irish writer whose pen name was A.E. (1867-1935) [syn: George William Russell, A.E.]
7 English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Whitehead (1872-1970) [syn: Bertrand Russell, Bertrand Arthur William Russell, Earl Russell]

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  1. An English, Scottish and Irish surname from the Norman nickname for someone with red hair.
  2. A given name, derived from the surname. Diminutive: Russ.

Extensive Definition

Russell is an English, Irish, or Scottish name derived from the colour red or from the fox animal. Its uses include:


Art and literature


Entertainment and media

Military and politics

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.

Science and technology

Sports and recreation




Solomon Islands

United States of America

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