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Updated June 9, 2019

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Gaelic : Beautiful and graceful

Girl name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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).

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