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What does Arnel mean?

Arnel Pronunciation of Arnel [ar-nel] as a boys' name has the meaning "eagle ruler". Arnel is a variant form of Arnold (Old French, Old German): from the phrase arn wald.

Associated with: eagle, ruler (king).


Arnel has 1 variant: Arnell.

19 more related forms via Arnold: Arend, Arn, Arnaldo, Arnau, Arnaud, Arnauld, Arnault, Arnd, Arndt, Arne, Arney, Arni, Arnie, Arno, Arnoldo, Arnot, Arnoud, Arnout and Arny.

Creative forms:
(male) Ainel, Aunel, ..

(female) Arane, Arnela, ..

Middle name pairings:
Arnel Finnigan (A.F.), ..

How popular is Arnel?

Arnel is an unusual given name for men but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#84968 out of 150436, Top 56%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Arnold (#1649 the previous year), Arnoldo, Arno, Arnie, Arne, Arnell and Arnaldo are the popular variation forms of Arnel (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Arni, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Arnel was at its apex in the 1910s (adoption of 0.2%) and has become significantly less since, with the version Arnold becoming somewhat outmoded. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arnaldo, Arne, Arnell, Arnie, Arno in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arnold, Arnoldo in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Abdel, Abel, Abiel, Abner, Abriel, Abyel, Acel, Adael, Adeel, Adel, Adiel, Adnet, Adney, Adriel, Aeriel, Airel, Airyel, Aksel, Amel, Amiel, Amyel, Anael, Angel, Anjel, Ansel, Anwel, Ardal, Ardel, Arden, Arek, Arel, Ares, Arie, Ariel, Ariell, Arien, Arjen, Arlea, Arlen, Arles, Arley, Arnald, Arnan, Arnat (see Arnett), Arnet, Arnoe, Arnon, Arnou, Arnow, Arondel (see Arundel), Arsen, Arte, Arthel, Arundel, Arye, Aryeh, Aryel, Askel, Avel, Avenel, Aviel, Avner, Avyel, Axel, Azrael, Azreel, Azriel, Brunel, Burnel (see Burnell), Cornel, Darnel, Kornel, Orel, Oriel and Orrel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Arnel.

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