Girl name origins & meanings
- Scandinavian : Clear mountain spring
Boy name origins & meanings
- English : From the spring
- German : Swamp
- Irish : Powerful
Family name origins & meanings
- German : from Middle High, Middle Low German kelle ‘trowel’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of such tools.
- German : habitational name from any of the places, especially in Rhineland, named Kell, from Middle Low German kel (a field name denoting swampy land), or from kelle ‘steep path’, ‘ravine’ (see Kelle).