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What does Howell mean?

Howell Pronunciation of Howell [how-ell] as a boys' name is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Howell is "eminent, remarkable". Anglicized version of Hywel. Author William Dean Howells.


VARIANTS Howel, Howells



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How popular is Howell?

Howell is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#249 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Howell was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #641 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Similar Names

Howell is alike in pronunciation to Hall and Hill. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Anwell, Atwell, Boswell, Codell, Covell, Crowell, Donell, Elwell, Ewell, Hamell, Harwell, Hawly, Heli, Howe, Joell, Jorell, Lonell, Lovell, Lowel, Lowell, Morell, Newell, Norwell, Nowel, Nowell, Oswell, Powel, Powell, Rodell, Ronell, Rowell and Sewell. These names tend to be more frequently used than Howell.

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