Hell Family History
Hell Name Meaning
English: variant of Hill, from southeastern Middle English hell ‘hill’, a dialect form characteristic of Kent and Sussex. English: from a personal name, Helle, which may have been a variant of Elie (a Middle English form of Elias), or perhaps a short form of a personal name formed with Hild- as the first element (see Hilliard for example), or perhaps from the female personal name Helen. German: nickname from Middle High German hell ‘bright’, ‘shining’. German: variant of Helle 3.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press