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What does Fennel mean?

Fennel Pronunciation of Fennel [fen-nel] as a girls' name is of Latin origin. From the name of the plant faeniculum, a diminutive of faenum, or "hay", whose seeds are used as a spice. Used as a given name as a short form of Fenella.

Related girl names: Burnett and Cinnamon.

Associated with: plant (tree).

Variations

Creative forms:
(female) Fenel, ..

(male) Fendel, Fennell, ..

Middle name pairings:
Fennel Ava (F.A.), ..

How popular is Fennel?

Fennel is an uncommonly occurring first name for females but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#25969 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Cinnamon is the only prominent varying form of Fennel (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of this form of Fennel was common 2 decades ago (#1241). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cinnamon in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fennel and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Fennel is alike in pronunciation to Fauniel. Other suggested similar names are Aeriel, Angel, Anjel, Bethel, Ceciel, Chanel, Cindel, Dennet, Fancey, Fannee, Fanney, Fanni, Fannia, Fannie, Fanny, Faune, Fawne, Febe, Fee, Feenix, Feike, Femie, Fenia, Fenix, Fenja, Fenya, Fern, Ferna, Ferne, Fernlea (see Fernley), Fernlee, Fernley, Fernly, Fione, Frannee (see Fran), Freydel, Gunnel, Jahnel, Janel, Janiel, Jannel, Jennabel, Jenne, Jennee, Jenneil, Jennet, Jenney, Jeriel, Jewel, Johnel, Jonel, Junel, Leisel, Leizel, Lyndel, Merel, Meriel, Neel, Nekoel, Onnjel, Pennee, Penney, Renne, Rondel, Shanel, Shannel, Sonel and Sunel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Fennel.

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