What does Howells mean?
Howells /how-ells/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys. Howells' root is Welsh, and Howells means "eminent, remarkable". Howells is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -s, of Howell (Welsh): anglicized form of Hywel.
Howells has 1 relation via Howell: Howel.Kreatif forms: Hawells, Hobwells, Hoowells. [more]
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. Census)
Howell is the only popular varying form of Howells (not ranked) listed in the Top 1000. This boy name was at the apex of its popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.36%) and has become significantly less popular since, with Howell becoming less trendy. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Howells and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)