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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. KAV-əl  [key]
Other Forms FormsCavell, Cavil, Cavel, Cavelle, Caville, Cavyl, Cavall, Cavile, Kaville, Kavil, Kavile, Cavele, Kavill, Caveill, Caviell, Caviel

Meaning & History

Derived from Cavil, a place located in the East Riding of Yorkshire in northern England, named from Old English ca meaning "jackdaw" and feld meaning "open country". It is borne by the British actor Henry Cavill (1983-).
Added 10/23/2020 by General9696
Edited 2/12/2023 by General9696