Kestrel Name Meaning & Origin

Kestrel

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Meanings and history of the name Kestrel

Pronounced: KES-truhl
From the name a type of small falcons, ultimately derived from Old French crecelle "rattle", which refers to its cry.

Famous real-life people named Kestrel

Can't come up with names of famous people (my little one is only 6 -- HA HA!), but there is a Kestrel Vintners which makes a wonderful white wine called 'Platinum Blonde'.

Kestrel in song, story & screen

Books, Comics and Video Games involving the name Kestrel:

1) "The Kestrel," novel in Lloyd Alexander's Westmark trilogy.

2) Kestrel, fictional character from the animated children's series "The Animals of Farthing Wood" based upon the books by author Colin Dann.

3) Kestrel is a character in Mercedes Lackey's "Bardic Voices" series.

4) "A Kestrel for a Knave", novel by Barry Hines (movie "Kes" based on it).

5) Kestrel, the main character of the web comic "Queen of Wands".

6) Kestrel, a female character appearing in the last book of The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb.

7) Kestrel (DC Comics), a DC Comics character, supervillain antagonist of Hawk and Dove.

8) Kestrel (Marvel Comics), a Marvel Comics character, a test subject of the Weapon X Project.

9) Kestrel, a playable character in the computer game 'Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction'.

10) Kestrel, spaceship in the massively-multiplayer online game Eve Online.

11) Kestrel Redfern, a female vampire in the Night World series books by L.J. Smith.

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