Meaning and Origin of: Dill

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Irish : Faithful

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : metonymic occupational name for a sawyer, from Middle High German dill(e) ‘(floor)board’.
  • English : metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of dill, an aromatic culinary and medicinal herb, Old English dile, dyle.
  • English : nickname from Middle English dell, dill, dull ‘dull’, ‘foolish’.
  • English : from an Old English personal name Dylli or Dylla.
  • Possibly a reduced form of Scottish McDill.