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Meaning and Origin of: Keel

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Gaelic : Beautiful and graceful

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from Keele in Staffordshire, named from Old English ‘cows’ + hyll ‘hill’, or from East and West Keal in Lincolnshire, which are named from Old Norse kjǫlr ‘ridge’.
  • Irish : reduced form of McKeel.
  • Swiss German : probably a variant of Kehl 2.
  • Americanized spelling of German Kühl (see Kuhl) or Kiehl, Kiel (see Kiel).