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SOURCE: Nickname, Occupation & Given Name
PRONOUNCED: kah-BEL (Catalan), KAY-bəl (English), KAH-bəl (German)
OTHER FORMS: Cable
Meaning & History
As a Catalan name, a nickname for "bald" from the Spanish word cabello
. The English name, found primarily in Norfolk and Devon, is occupational for a "maker or seller of nautical rope" that comes from a Norman French word. The German word is a nickname for Godebert
originally represented as Göbel and seen in another form in the surname Goebel