Meaning:Of Quennell or Quesnel; Small oak; Of Gunnilda; Battle maid
"Q" names have a certain je ne sais quoi, bringing to mind daring quests, quivers, and life's biggest queries. The masculine name Quennel, meaning "small oak" is no exception! This rare respelling of Quennell or Quesnel derives from Old French. It's shared with various places in France and Canada, including Quesnel, British Columbia. Quennel may also be the Norman form of Gunnilda, meaning "battle maid" in Old Norse. Your darling Quennel may be small, but they'll channel the strength of a mighty oak or warrior when push comes to shove!
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