Meaning and Name Origin
Arnell \a-rne-ll, ar-nell\ as a name for boys is of Old French and Old German origin, and the name Arnell means "eagle ruler". Arnell is a derivative of Arnold (Old French, Old German): from the phrase "arn wald". Seldom used as a name for kids.
Arnell has 1 variant: Arnel.
Arnell is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#36375 out of 88799, Top 41%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Arnell and related names. Popular varying forms of Arnell (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 are Arnaldo, Arne, Arno, Arnold and Arnoldo. Usage of these boy names reached its most widespread during 1900-1909 and has become much less since, with the forms Arnaldo, Arne and Arnold becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)