What does Lowell mean?
Lowell /low-ell/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced LOW-el. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Lowell is "young wolf".
Mostly 19th-century use. Lovell (lo-VELL) is a earlier form of Lowell. There were poets, academics, and textile magnates from the Lowell family of Massachusetts. Lowell, Massachusetts, was named for an early 19th-century member of the family. Poet Robert Lowell.
How popular is Lowell?
Lowell is a very popular first name for males (#391 out of 1220, Top 32%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#4832 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Lowell for boys. Lowell reached its peak rank of #167 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)