Meaning and Origin of: Kehl

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : habitational name from various places so named, notably the town across the Rhine from Strasbourg.
  • German : from Middle High German kel(e) ‘throat’, hence a nickname possibly for someone with a goiter or perhaps with a distinctively throaty voice.
  • German : variant of Köhl (see Kohl).
  • German : from a northern German field name of unknown etymology.