Girl name origins & meanings
- Scandinavian : Ceol's island; beautiful island; from the ship's island; shipping harbor
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).