Gimbel Family History
Gimbel Name Meaning
Jewish (western Ashkenazic): variant of Gimpel. German: nickname for a simpleton, from Middle High German gümpel ‘bullfinch’. German: nickname (probably obscene), from Middle High German gimpel ‘springer’, ‘jumper’, also ‘penis’. German: from a Germanic personal name formed with gund ‘fight’, ‘battle’ (see Gombert).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press