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Name Kimmel
Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage German, Jewish
Pronounced Pron. KIM-məl(English)
Other Forms FormsKimmell
Edit Status Statusnot set

Meaning & History

Derived from Middle High German kumin and German kümmel meaning "caraway" (related to Latin cuminum, a word of Oriental origin, like the plant itself), hence a metonymic occupational name for a spicer, literally a supplier of caraway seeds. A famous bearer is American television host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel (1967-).
Added 11/19/2020 by General9696