First name origin & meaning:

African American: Princess of the night sky; magical

First name variations: Akeela, Akeelah, Akilah, Ezeeckel, Ezeck, Ezeckiel, Ezekeyial, Ezekial, Ezekielle, Ezequiel, Eziakah, Eziechiele, Ezekiel, Keelan, Kealon, Kealian, Kelan, Keeland, Kealey, Kealy, Keelee, Keelie, Keely, Keeley, Kel, Kelen, Kelin, Kell, Kellin, Kelly, Kelyn, Keler, Kelher, Kylher, Kellen

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. German: from Middle High German kīl ‘wedge’, ‘wooden peg’, hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such pegs or for a wood chopper. Alternatively, it may be nickname for an uncouth or misshapen person (compare Keidel) or a topographic name for someone who lived on or near a wedge-shaped plot of land.
  2. Altered spelling of German Geil, nickname from Middle High German geil ‘boisterous’, ‘mischievous’, later ‘horny’.
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