What does Arnell mean?
Arnell /ar-nell/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys is of Old French and Old German origin, and the name Arnell means "eagle ruler". Arnell is a version of Arnold (Old French, Old German): from the phrase "arn wald". Compare last name Arnall.
Arnell has 1 variant: Arnel.more]
How popular is Arnell?
Arnell is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#25775 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Popular varying forms of Arnell (not ranked) appearing in the Top 1000 are Arnaldo, Arne, Arno, Arnold and Arnoldo. Forms like Arndt are uncommon. Usage of these boy names reached its most widespread during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.2528%) and has become much less since, with the forms Arnaldo, Arne and Arnold becoming less trendy. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Arnell and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)