Doll Family History
Doll Name Meaning
South German: nickname from Middle High German tol dol ‘foolish mad’; also ‘strong handsome’. South German (Döll): variant of Thiel . South German (Bavaria): topographic name for someone living in a valley Middle High German tol ‘ditch’. North German: habitational name from Dolle Dollen or Döllen in Brandenburg. English (Middlesex): nickname for a foolish individual from Middle English dul dol(e) doll(e) doul (Old English dol or dylle) ‘dull stupid’. The byform dyl(le) gave rise to Middle English dil(le) dul(le) modern English dull. Compare Dill 5.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press