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Nowel (girl)

What does Nowel mean?

Nowel Pronunciation of Nowel [now-el] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Nowel) is of Old French derivation, and the name Nowel means "Christmas". Nowel is a version of Noelle (Old French): feminine of Noel.


Nowel has 4 variants: Noel, Noele, Noell and Nowell.

4 more related forms via Noelle: Noela, Noeliz, Noella and Noweleen.

Creative forms:
(female) Noeel, Nownel, ..

(male) Nowall, Nownel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nowel Marisa (N.M.), ..

How popular is Nowel?

Nowel is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Nowel is an equally uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Noel (#1203 in recent rankings), Noella and Noelle (#250) are the popular alternative forms of Nowel (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Nowel were favored less than a decade ago (usage of 0.09%) and have remained as common to this day (usage 0.08%, down 3%). Noelle is the most fashionable name for newborns in this compilation. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Noel, Noella, Noelle in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nowel and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Nowel is alike in pronunciation to Neel, Nel and Nell. Other suggested similar names are Coel, Jewel, Jonel, Lorel, Noe, Nolen, Nore, Norell, Nowla, Sonel and Sorel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Nowel.

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