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What does Howells mean?

Howells Pronunciation of Howells [how-ells] as a name for boys has its root in Welsh, and Howells means "eminent, remarkable". Howells is an alternate spelling of Howell (Welsh): anglicized form of Hywel.


1 relation via Howell: Howel.

Creative forms:
(male) Hoells, Honells, ..


Middle name pairings:
Howells Elliott (H.E.), ..

How popular is Howells?

Howells is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#10363 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Howell is the only popular varying form of Howells (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. This form of Howells was at the apex of its popularity 125 years ago (usage of 0.01%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Hamell, Harwell, Hawes, Hollis, Homeros, Homerus, Howe, Howlan, Howlen, Hywel, Lowell, Nowell, Powell, Rowell and Wells. These names tend to be more commonly used than Howells.

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