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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Schell

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  • According to a user from Oregon, United States, the name Schell means "Loud,".
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From Old High German skella; cognate with German Schelle, Dutch schel. Related to schalen (“to resound, to echo”).

  1. (small) bell

Notable Persons Named Schell

Schell was born on February 12th, 1943.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Schell

Maximilian Schell was an actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and production manager. His career lasted from 1955 to 2014. Maximilian was born on December 8th, 1930 in Vienna. He died on February 1st, 2014.


Maria Schell was an actress and producer. She was most prominent from 1942 to 1996. Maria was given the name Maria Margarethe Anna Schell on January 15th, 1926 in Vienna. She left this life on April 26th, 2005.


Catherine Schell is a television and film actress. She was most active from 1964 to 2004. Catherine was given the name Katherina Freiin Schell von Bauschlott on July 17th, 1944 in Budapest. Catherine is also known as Catherine von Schell, Katherina von Schell, and Katherine von Schell.


Ronnie Schell is an actor, comedian, voice actor, and voice acting. His ongoing career started in 1965. Ronnie was given the name Ronald Ralph Schell on December 23rd, 1931 in Richmond, California.


Jesse Schell is a in the fields of computer science and entertainment technology. Jesse was born on June 13th, 1970.


Harry Schell is a formula one racer.


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Popularity of Schell as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Schell U.S.
  White 93.12% 64.26%
  African American 1.65% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.55% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.58% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Schell

People with the last name Schell are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Schell

  • How Popular is the name Schell? Schell is the 69,972nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Schell was the 2,773rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Schell have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12 babies born with the first name Schell in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Schell? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1962 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Schell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Schell is Wednesday, August 15th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Schell born? The highest recorded use of the first name Schell was in 1962 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Schell: Your name in reverse order is Llehcs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hlescl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Schell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 13,016 people with the last name Schell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Schell? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Schell as their last name.

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