Meaning and Origin of: Odell

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Otter
  • Irish : Used as a surname
  • Scandinavian : Little wealthy one

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from a place in Bedfordshire, also called Woodhill, from Old English wād ‘woad’ (a plant collected for the blue dye that could be obtained from it) + hyll ‘hill’. Compare Waddell.
  • English : (O’Dell) of the same origin as 1, but altered by folk etymology as if of Irish origin.