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Meaning of Russell

Rus•sell

Pronunciation: (rus'ul), [key]
— n.
  1. 1872–1970, English philosopher, mathematician, and author: Nobel prize for literature 1950.
  2. 1860–1941, U.S. journalist, sociologist, biographer, and political leader.
  3. (“Pastor Russell”), 1852–1916, U.S. religious leader and publisher: founder of Jehovah's Witnesses.
  4. (Mary Annette Beauchamp) (“Elizabeth”), 1866–1941, Australian novelist.
  5. (“Æ”), 1867–1935, Irish poet and painter.
  6. 1877–1957, U.S. astronomer.
  7. (Lord John Russell), 1792–1878, British statesman: prime minister 1846–52, 1865–66.
  8. (Helen Louise Leonard), 1861–1922, U.S. singer and actress.
  9. (Bill), born 1934, U.S. basketball player and coach.
  10. a male given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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