Meaning and Origin of Kell - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Kell

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Girl name origins & meanings:

  • Scandinavian : Clear mountain spring

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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).