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Updated June 9, 2019

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Scandinavian : Ceol's island; beautiful island; from the ship's island; shipping harbor

Girl name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Keyle, of uncertain origin.
  • Probably in some cases of Scandinavian origin, an Americanized form of a patronymic from the Old Norse personal name Ketill meaning ‘kettle’, ‘helmet’ (see for example Ketelsen).

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