Kuhl Family History
Kuhl Name Meaning
German:: (also Kühl): topographic name for someone who lived by a hollow or depression (Middle High German kūle Middle Low German kule) or a habitational name from any of numerous minor places in northern Germany named with this word. The spelling Kühl results from a folk-etymological association with standard German kühl ‘cool’ (Middle High German küel(e)) (see 2 below). (Kühl): nickname from Middle High German küel ‘cool calm’. See Kuehl . from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with an element cognate with Old Norse kollir ‘helmet’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022