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pinWhat does Carnell mean?

Carnell /car-nell/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced kar-NEL. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Carnell is "defender of the castle". Carne (karn) is a Welsh variant of the English surname Cairn, meaning a landmark or memorial made of piled-up stones.


Carnell has 2 variants: Carne and Carnelle.

Carnell has 5 more alternative forms via Cairn: Cairne, Cairns, Kairn, Kairne and Kairns.

Kreatif forms: Cacarnell, Carnellca, Croynell. [more]

pinHow popular is Carnell?

Carnell is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#11684 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Carnell for boys. Carnell entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its peak rank of #897 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carnell name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carnell outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Carnell is alike in pronunciation to Cornall, Cornel, Cornell and Kornell. Other suggested similar baby names are Cardell, Carmel, Carmeli, Carmello, Carmelo, Carvell, Darnell, Farnell, Larnell and Parnell. These names tend to be more commonly used than Carnell.