Boy name origins & meanings
- Latin : Horn; hornblower
Boy name variations
How Popular Is The Name Carnell
Family name origins & meanings
- English : apparently a metonymic occupational name for a crossbowman who specialized in fighting from the battlements of castles, from Anglo-Norman French carnel ‘battlement’, ‘embrasure’ (a metathesized form of crenel, Late Latin crenellus, a diminutive of crena ‘notch’).
- English : reduced form of Carbonell or Cardinal.
- Swedish : the second element -ell is a common suffix of Swedish surnames, taken from the Latin adjectival ending -elius. The first element is unexplained.