What does Dell mean?
Dell \d(e)-ll\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Dell) is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Dell is "small valley". Place name. As in the old song "The Farmer in the Dell". May also be a short form of names like Delbert or Odell.
For more information, see also the related boy name Udell.
Dell is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#4076 out of 88799, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Dell for boys. Dell reached its top rank of #540 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Dell and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Dell are Bert, Bertie, Delbert, Odell and Odie. Usage of this boy name was at its most widespread during 1880-1889 and is now significantly lower, with forms such as Bertie, Delbert, Dell, Odell and Odie becoming somewhat dated. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)