Meaning and name origin
Carnell \c(a)-rne-ll, car-nell\ as a boy's 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 is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#10117 out of 88799, Top 11%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Carnell for boys (2014 statistics).
Carnell is also pronounced similarly 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.