Meaning and Name Origin
Lonnell \l(o)-nne-ll\ as a name for boys has the meaning "lion; ready for battle". Lonnell is a derivative of Lionel (Latin): used in the Middle Ages. Lonnell is also a variant of Lonnie (Old German).
Lonnell is a rare given name for males. Lonnell is also a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Lonnell and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Lonnell (#unlisted) are Leonel (#430 last year), Lionel (#660), Lonny, Lon and Lonnie. Usage of these boy names was at its apex during 1950-1959 and has become significantly lower since, with the versions Lonny, Lonnie and Lon becoming less trendy. Lionel (#660) and Leonel (#430) are two of the more chic baby names in this compilation, with Lionel going through a revival in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)