Boy name origins & meanings
- Old Norse : Kind one
- Latin : Olive tree
- French : Peace
Family name origins & meanings
- German : from a short form of any of various medieval personal names derived from Germanic personal names ending in -n + wald ‘rule’, for example Arnold and Reinwald.
- South German : nickname for a rotund or naive person, from Middle High German nol ‘hillock’, ‘knoll’.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic) : of uncertain origin; perhaps an occupational name from Yiddish nol ‘awl’.