Kjell

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Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of Kjetil and Ketil, also short form of given names with the Old Norse element ketill (cauldron", "helmet). Cognate with Danish Keld and Kjeld.

Proper noun[edit]

Kjell

  1. A male given name.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [1] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 29 645 males with the given name Kjell living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak around 1940 . Accessed on 19 May, 2011.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse Ketill, from ketill ((sacrificial) cauldron", "helmet) and short for names containing this element. First recorded as a given name in Sweden in 1548.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Kjell

  1. A male given name popular in the mid-twentieth century.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [2] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 56 517 males with the given name Kjell living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.