What does Nowell mean?
Nowell [now-ell] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Nowell) is of Old French origin, and the meaning of the name Nowell is "Christmas". Nowell is a variant form of Noelle (Old French): feminine of Noel.
(female) Nowala, Nowelli, ..
(male) Nowellar, .. Middle name pairings:
Nowell Delaney (N.D.), ..
How popular is Nowell?
Nowell is a rare given name for females but a very popular last name for all people (#6004 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Nowell (outside Top 2000) are Noel (#1203 last year), Noella and Noelle (#250). Adoption of these relations of Nowell was more pronounced in the year 2014 (median #1148) and has remained as widespread to this day (#1151, 3% less usage). Noelle has generally been a favorite of parents. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Nowell is pronounced similarly to Neel, Neelle, Nel, Nell▼ and Nelle▼. Other suggested similar names are Adell▼, Angell, Arbell, Ardell, Ariell, Bell▼, Bonnell, Chell, Danell, Dell, Denell, Doll, Donell, Donnell, Estell▼, Hazell, Isobell, Janell▼, Jenell, Jewell▼, Jodell, Joell, Jonell, Jowella, Jowelle, Katell, Korall (see Coral), Linell, Lynell, Marell, Mirell, Moll, N'Shell, Nachell, Nanella, Nanelle, Narelle, Nately, Neely, Nela, Nella, Nelli, Nelly, Nirela, Nishell, Noe, Noemi▲, Nola, Nolen, Nolene, Noola, Nore, Noreen▼, Norell, Norella, Norelle, Norene, Novella▼, Nowla, Odell▼, Poll, Renell, Rochell, Royall, Sibell, Sorell, Sorrell, Sydell, Terell and Tonell. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nowell.See names in meaning and etymology.