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What does Lovell mean?

Lovell Pronunciation of Lovell [lovell] as a boys' name is of Old French derivation, and Lovell means "young wolf". Lovell is a version of Lowell (Old French): mostly 19th-century use.

Associated with: wolf.


Lovell has 2 variants: Louvel and Lovel.

2 more relations via Lowell: Lowe and Lowel.

Creative forms:
(male) Lotell, Lovle, ..

(female) Lovla, Lovlou, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lovell Jayce (L.J.), ..

How popular is Lovell?

Lovell is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#1596 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Lovell reached its apex rank of #1076 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only other prominent varying form of Lovell is Lowell. Other variants, like Lowe, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Lovell was at its peak during 1930-1939 (average #641), but now, the form Lowell has become less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lovell, Lowell in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lovell is pronounced similarly to Laval, Lavell, Levell and Levelle. Other recommended names are Codell, Covell, Devell, Donell, Giovell, Howell, Joell, Jorell, Ladell, Larell, Ledell, Lionell, Lonell, Lonnell, Lonzell, Lornell (see Lorne), Loyall, Lydell, Lyell, Morell, Norvell, Nowell, Orvell (see Orville), Powell, Rodell, Ronell and Rowell. Like Lovell, these names are not commonly used.

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