Last name origins & meanings:
- German (also Kühl): topographic name for someone who
lived by a hollow or depression, Middle High German kūle,
Middle Low German kule or habitational name from one of the
numerous minor places in North Germany named with this word. The
spelling Kühl results from a folk-etymological association
with High German kühl ‘cool’ (Middle High German
küel(e)) (see 2).
- German (also Kühl): nickname from Middle
High German küel ‘cool’, ‘calm’.
- German (also Kühl): from a short form of a
Germanic personal name formed with an element cognate with Old Norse
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