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What does Kell mean?

Kell Pronunciation of Kell [kell] as a boys' name is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Kell is "spring". Place name.

Related boy name: Kellen.

Associated with: norse.


Creative forms:
(male) Keill, Keyll, ..

(female) Keall, Kelie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kell Luca (K.L.), ..

How popular is Kell?

Kell is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#6147 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Kellen (#506 in 2015) is the only prominent related form of Kell (not in Top 2000). Adoption of this form of Kell reached its highest less than a decade ago (adoption of 0.05%) and is somewhat less today (adoption 0.03%, 39%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kellen in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kell and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kell is pronounced similarly to Cael, Cal, Cale, Col, Cole, Coll, Colle, Kael, Kail, Kaile, Kale, Kayle, Kelle, Kile and Kyle. Other recommended names are Abell, Beall, Bell, Bill, Buell, Byll, Dell, Ewell, Gill, Hill, Joell, Kalil, Karl, Kealy, Keely, Keen, Keer, Kees, Keh, Keir, Kelby, Keld, Kellan, Kellby, Keller, Kelley, Kellin, Kelly, Kelsy (see Kelsey), Kemp, Ken, Kenly, Kenn, Kent, Keon, Ker, Kerk, Kern, Ketil, Key, Keye, Keys, Kjeld, Knoll, Kolt, Kyrell, Lyell, Neall, Neill, Noll, Odell, Pall, Peall, Pell, Poll, Sill, Till, Udell, Ull and Will. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kell.

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