Traits associated with the name Russell:

Dogs named Russell tend to be loving, industrious, and strong-willed. This name is also associated with companionship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Russell?

Naming your dog Russell suggests that you have a strong appreciation for classic, timeless names. It also suggests that you have a strong sense of loyalty and commitment, as Russell is a name that is often associated with dependability and trustworthiness.

Is Russell a good dog name?

Russell has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Russell isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Russell is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Russell was, in the past month, the 2422nd most viewed dog name on

As of July 2024, Russell is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Russell was viewed 0 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Russell's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Russell is most adored in Oregon, Missouri and Colorado.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in New Jersey, Oklahoma and Indiana.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Russell.

Most popular breeds named Russell:

  1. Jack Russell Terrier
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Chihuahua
  4. Beagle
  5. Pomeranian

Russell is found in these categories:

brown dog names

Russell sounds like rustle, like leaves in autumn!

old fashioned dog names

Popular in the 19th century, it's a classic canine moniker.

Dog names like Russell:

Shield Wolf
Wise protector.
Brave Ruler
Bright Fame
Famous Wolf
Russell dog name meaning

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