Meaning and Name Origin
Odell \o-de-ll\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Odell) is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Odell is "woad hill". Woad is a blue dye supposedly used by the ancient Druids in their religious rites. Also possibly (Greek) "song" or (German) "rich".
For more on this name, see also the related boy name O-.
Odell is a somewhat popular first name for men (#694 out of 1220, Top 57%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#1021 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Odell for boys. Odell entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its highest rank of #323 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Odell and corresponding names. Prominent varying forms of Odell are Dell and Odie. Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread during 1890-1899 and has become significantly less since, with the forms Dell, Odell and Odie becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Odell▼ is pronounced similarly to Adeel, Adel, Edel, Odile, Udall, Udel, Udell, Wadell and Yudell. Another recommended similar baby name is Odilo. These names tend to be less commonly used than Odell.