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What does Odell mean?

Odell Pronunciation of Odell 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". Also form of O-.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, hill (mountain), ancient (old), greek, rich (wealthy)


VARIANTS Dell, Odall, Odie

(male) Orell, ..

(female) Odole, ..

Odell Seven (O.S.), ..

How popular is Odell?

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 (#1034 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Odell reached its highest rank of #326 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Odell name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Odell outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Odell listed in the Top 2000 are Dell and Odie. Adoption of these forms of Odell was well-received 118 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.04%), but now, forms such as Odie have become less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Odell, Dell, Odie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Odell is pronounced similarly to Adael, Adal, Adeel, Adel, Adiel, Adil, Edel, Eudel, Odile, Udale, Udall, Udel, Udell, Waddell, Wadell, Waydell and Yudell. Other recommended sound-alike names are Abdell, Abell, Ardell, Axell, Bedell, Bell, Buell, Cadell, Codell, Euell, Ewell, Gaell, Joell, Kell, Ladell, Ledell, Lydell, Lyell, Odilo, Odolf, Odulf (see Odolf), Oneal, Orel, Orvell (see Orville), Oswell, Pell, Rodell and Rydell. These names tend to be less commonly used than Odell.

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