KETTIL
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Swedish
Meaning & History
From the Old Norse name Ketill meaning "kettle, cauldron" (later also acquiring the meaning "helmet"). In old Scandinavian rituals the ketill was used to catch the blood of sacrificed animals.
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VARIANT: Kjell
OTHER LANGUAGES: Ketill (Ancient Scandinavian), Keld, Kjeld (Danish), Kjell, Kjetil (Norwegian)
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