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Nowell (girl)

What does Nowell mean?

Nowell Pronunciation of 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.


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

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

Creative forms:
(female) Nowala, ..

(male) Nownal, ..

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)

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

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

Similar Names

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.

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