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What does Buell mean?

Buell Pronunciation of Buell [buell] as a boys' name is pronounced BYOO-ell. It is of German origin, and the meaning of Buell is "hill dweller". Use of surnames like Buell, Buford, and Beauregard as given names come from the custom of naming sons after commanding officers during and after the American Civil War. In the North, names like Grant and Scott became popular choices.

Associated with: hill (mountain), surnames, war, popular (famous).


Buell has 4 variants: Buel, Bueller, Buhl and Buhler.

1 more related form via Beauregard, Buford, Grant, Scott: Beau.

Creative forms:
(male) Boell, Boll, ..

(female) Buelia, Bueon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Buell Angel (B.A.), ..

How popular is Buell?

Buell is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#4985 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Buell reached its apex rank of #1313 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Grant (#177 from current records), Beau (#203), Scott (#457), Buford, Beauregard and Buel are the popular varying forms of Buell. These relations of Buell were popular as birth names during 1960-1969 (average #1199) and are now significantly less widespread (#1262, 82%), with forms such as Buford becoming somewhat dated. Beau is the most chic name for newborns among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Buell, Beau, Beauregard, Buel, Buford in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Grant, Scott in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Beau, Grant, Scott outside U.S.

Similar Names

Buell is alike in pronunciation to Bail, Bale, Beal, Beale, Beall, Bealle, Bell, Bill, Bille and Byll. Other recommended names are Abell, Axell, Bedell, Berl, Brunell, Burl, Burle, Burnell, Burrell, Dell, Durell, Euell, Ewell, Gaell, Joell, Kell, Lyell, Odell, Pell, Udell and Yudell. These names tend to be more frequently used than Buell.

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