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Meaning and Name Origin

Howells \ho-wells, howe(l)-ls\ as a name for boys means "eminent, remarkable". Howells is a variation of Howell (Welsh): anglicized version of Hywel. A seldom-used boys' name.


Howells has 1 related variation via Howell: Howel.


Howells is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#8919 out of 88799, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Howells and affiliated names. Howell is the only popular varying form of Howells (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000. This boy name was at the apex of its popularity during 1880-1889 and has become significantly less popular since, with the form Howell becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Howell in U.S.

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