Zell name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Zell

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From Old High German zella, from Latin cella. Cognate with German Zelle, English cell.

  1. cell

Notable Persons Named Zell

Notable Persons Named Zell

Zell Miller

Zell Miller is a Governor of Georgia and Lieutenant Governor of Georgia. His military service ended in 1956. Zell was given the name Zell Bryan Miller on February 24th, 1932 in Young Harris, Georgia, U.S.

Zell Kravinsky

Zell Kravinsky is a real estate developer, professor, and philanthropist.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Zell

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zell

Samuel Zell

Samuel Zell is a chairman of equity group investments. Samuel was given the name Shmuel Zielonka on September 27th, 1941 in Chicago.

Harry von Zell

Harry von Zell was a radio announcer, film, and television actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1929 to 1975. Harry was born on July 11th, 1906 in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. He passed away on November 21st, 1981.

Katharina Zell

She passed away in 1562.

Ulrich of Zell

Ulrich of Zell was a saint. He holds the title Abbot. Ulrich was born in 1029 in Regensburg. He breathed his last breath on July 10th, 1093.

Johnny Zell

Johnny Zell is a musician. He plays Trumpet. Johnny was born on November 24th, 1947 in Fort Benning.

Christian Zell

Christian was born in 1683 in Hamburg. Christian is also known as Zelle and Christian. He breathed his last breath on April 13th, 1763.

  • Matthaus Zell

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zell U.S.
  White 94.62% 64.26%
  African American 0.56% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.62% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.30% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.44% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.46% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zell

People with the last name Zell are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Zell

  • How Popular is the name Zell? Zell is the 15,460th most popular name of all time. As a last name Zell was the 10,520th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zell have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 573 babies born with the first name Zell in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zell to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zell? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1898 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Zell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zell is Tuesday, October 3rd, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Zell born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zell was in 1925 with a total of 21 babies.
  • Random Zell Factoid: According to the 1917 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zell is not a popular baby girl's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Virginia have the same name in 1917.
  • Weird things about the name Zell: The name spelled backwards is Llez. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Elzl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,049 people with the last name Zell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zell? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Zell as their last name.
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