"top of the head," Old English hnoll, cognate with Middle Dutch nolle, Old High German hnol "back part of the head."
Examples from the Web for noll
The Steelers, still in their pre-Chuck Noll nadir, “were horrible,” he says.Tough-to-Beat Election Behind Him, Rick Santorum Plays Fantasy Baseball|Ben Jacobs|April 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Noll, Jennie G., et al. “Obesity Risk for Female Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Prospective Study.”
Noll stood before him with downcast eyes and a trembling lip.Culm Rock|Glance Gaylord
"I wouldn't swap this life for any other," exclaimed Private Noll Terry, his eyes shining.Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks|H. Irving Hancock
Their work had been nearly done before Noll died; they lacked less than a dozen whales to fill.
Noll Wing stopped and swore sulphurously and bade Mr. Cox put his boat in order.
Noll mechanically took up the game; but Faith, watching, saw that his eyes were furtively alert for half an hour thereafter.