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What does Longfellow mean?

Longfellow Pronunciation of Longfellow [longfel-low] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Longfellow is "tall one". Used as homage to poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, whose skill and romantic portrayal of early American history made him a much-loved American poet in the 19th century.

Associated with: old english, 19th century.


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Longfellow Cormac (L.C.), ..

How popular is Longfellow?

Longfellow is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#13429 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Longfellow has yet to make it into the list thus far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Donatello, Lancelot, Lendell, Lennell, Leonello, Lindell, Lionell, Lionello (see Lionel), Lionelo, Lionnell, Lionnello (see Lionel), Lonell, Lonnell, Lonzell, Lornell (see Lorne), Lovell, Lowell, Lyndell, Lyonelo, Lyonnell, Lyonnello (see Lionel) and Ronello. These names tend to be more frequently used than Longfellow.

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