[ 2 syll. car-nel(l), ca-rne-ll ] The baby boy name Carnell is pronounced as KAARNAHL †.
1: Carnell's origin is Old French. Carnell's meaning is defender of the castle, crossbowman; one with dark hair or complexion. The first name is derived via multiple origins from the surname Carnell (Old French). The latter could have originated as a job title for a 'defender of the castle', typically a 'crossbowman'. The job title is ultimately from the Old French word 'carnel'. Alternatively, the Old French surname could be a short form of the surname 'Carbonell', in which case it would be ultimately derived from 'carbon' in reference to 'one with dark hair or complexion'.
The names Carn, Carne, Carnel, Carnele, Carnelle, Karnel, and Karnell are derivatives of Carnell.
2: Carnell's origin is Old French. Carbonell (Old French) is an original form of Carnell.
In addition, Carnell is a derivative of the English and French name Cornell.
See also the related categories, dark, title, defender (protector), castle, word (element), and french.
Carnell is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1975 with 0.005% of baby boys being given the name Carnell. Its ranking then was #900. The baby name has since experienced a decline in popularity, and is of only irregular use today. Among all boy names in its group, Carnell was nonetheless the most widely used in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Carnell include Carnel, Carnele, Karnel, Karnell, Carmel, Cornall, Cromwel, Carmelie, Carmichael, Karmelie, Karmichael, Karmiel, and Karunal.
† English pronunciation for Carnell: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"