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Meaning and Origin of: Kabel

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Last name origins & meanings:

  1. German: from Middle High German kabel ‘rope’, ‘cable’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a rope maker. The surname is found mainly in the North Sea ports.
  2. German: topographic name from Middle Low German kabel ‘lot field’. This alludes to the custom in North Rhine-Westphalia of alloting communally-owned plots of land to individual farmers by the drawing of lots.
  3. Czech and Slovak (Kabela): nickname for a loud or boastful person, a big mouth, from kabela ‘satchel’, ‘leather bag’.
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