Ketill, Kjell

Gender: Masculine
Origin: Swedish; Norwegian
Meaning: “kettle; cauldron.”
Swe (SHELL)

The name is derived from the Old Norse Ketill, refering to a cauldron but it could also be interpreted to mean “helmut”.

Other forms of the name include:

  • Keld (Danish)
  • Kell (Danish)
  • Ketel/Ketil (Danish)
  • Kield/Kjeld (Danish)
  • Kjetil (Danish/Norwegian/Swedish)
  • Ketill (Icelandic/Old Norse)
  • Kittel/Kittil (Norwegian)
  • Kjetel (Norwegian)
  • Kettil (Swedish)
  • Käl (Swedish)

Obscure feminine forms include:

  • Katla (Faroese/Icelandic/Old Norse)
  • Kiälla (Swedish: very old and obscure)
  • Kjella (Swedish: SHEL-lah: obscure)
  • Kjellina/Kjelline (Swedish: obscure)

The designated name day in Sweden is July 8.

Sources

  1. http://www.behindthename.com/name/kjell
  2. http://www.nordicnames.de/wiki/Ketill
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