Meaning and Origin of: Shell

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Like God

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Clearing on a bank; ledge estate

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from Shell, a place in Worcestershire, so named from Old English scylf ‘bank’, ‘shelf’.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : ornamental name from GermanSchelle ‘bell’.
  • Americanized spelling of GermanSchall or Schill.