Gender Masculine
Usage Norwegian

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.

Related Names

VariantsKjell, Kjetil
Other Languages & CulturesKeld, Kjeld(Danish) Ketill(Old Norse) Kjell, Kettil(Swedish)



Entry added July 27, 2015