Meaning and Origin of: Hessel

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : from a pet form of Hermann.
  • Swedish : variant of Hassel.
  • English : variant of Hazel.
  • Dutch : from a derivative of a Germanic personal name, either from a compound name formed with hadu ‘strife’ as the first element, or from a derivative of Hermann (see Herman) or Hendrik (see Henry 1).