Girl name origins & meanings
- English : Fertile moor
Boy name origins & meanings
- German, Old English : One who pays or produces; corner of land
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- Welsh : habitational name for someone who lived in the commote of Iâl (near Wrexham in northeastern Wales), named with Welshiâl ‘fertile or arable upland’.
- Yale University in New Haven, CT, takes its name from an early benefactor, Elihu Yale (1649–1721), a merchant of Welsh ancestry. He was born in Boston into a family that originated in Wrexham, Wales; his father, David Yale, had settled in NH in 1637.