What 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.
How 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. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
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.