Doll Family History
Doll Name Meaning
South German: nickname from Middle High German tol, dol ‘foolish’, ‘mad’; also ‘strong’, ‘handsome’. South German (Döll): variant of Thiel. South German (Bavaria): topographic name for someone living in a valley, Middle High German tol ‘ditch’. North German: habitational name from Dolle, Dollen, or Döllen in Brandenburg. English: nickname for a foolish individual, from Middle English dolle ‘dull’, ‘foolish’ (Old English dol). The byform dyl(le) gave rise to Middle English dil(le), dul(le), modern English dull. Compare Dill 3.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press