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What does Boswell mean?

Boswell Pronunciation of Boswell [boswell] as a boys' name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Boswell is "well near the woods". Place name. James Boswell (18th century) was a man of letters and the biographer of his contemporary, the lexicographer Samuel Johnson.

Associated with: woods (tree), 18th century.


Creative forms:

(female) Bodell, ..

Middle name pairings:
Boswell Heath (B.H.), ..

How popular is Boswell?

Boswell is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#1493 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Boswell has yet to be listed in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Boswell name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Boswell outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ansell, Anwell, Askell, Bedell, Bell, Blondell, Boslea (see Bosley), Boslee (see Bosley), Bosley, Bosly, Bowen, Bramwell, Branwell, Bromwell, Brunell, Buell, Burnell, Burrell, Carswell, Caswell, Codell, Connell, Cordell, Cornell, Coryell, Covell, Creswell, Cromwell, Donell, Donnell, Dontell, Dorrell, Elwell, Ewell, Fonzell (see Fonso), Gorrell, Harwell, Haskell, Howell, Joell, Jontell (see Jonte), Jordell, Jorell, Jorrell, Kordell, Kornell, Lonell, Lonnell, Lonzell, Lornell (see Lorne), Lovell, Lowell, Maxwell, Morell, Morrell, Newell, Norvell, Norwell, Nowell, Oswell, Powell, Rockwell, Rodell, Ronell, Ronnell, Rossell, Rothwell, Roussell, Rowell, Russell, Samwell, Sewell, Sorrell, Vondell and Vontell. These names tend to be more commonly used than Boswell.

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