Odell - Meaning of Odell
[ 2 syll. o-del(l), od-e-ll ] The baby boy name Odell is sometimes used as a girl name. It is pronounced as owDEHL †. Odell is used chiefly in the English language and its origin is Old English. The first name is derived from the English surname, which is itself from the Old English place name for 'woad hill'. Woad is the name of a flowering plant that is used to produce blue dye. The name Odelia is the female form of Odell.
Odell is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1906 with 0.033% of baby boys being given the name Odell. It ranked at #296 then. The baby name has since experienced a marked fall in popularity, and is today of irregular use. Among all boy names in its group, Odell was nonetheless the most popular in 2018. Odell has in the past century been mostly given to baby boys. In 1935, the name Odell was given to 4 times as many baby boys than girls.
† Pronunciation for Odell: OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"