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What does Lowell mean?

Lowell [low-ell] 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.

Associated with: wolf, 19th century.


Lowell has 5 variants: Louvel, Lovel, Lovell, Lowe and Lowel.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Lotell, Lowelli, ..

(female) Lowellta, Lowla, ..

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Lowell for boys. Lowell reached its peak rank of #155 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Lowell and corresponding names. The only other prominent variation form of Lowell listed in the Top 2000 is Lovell. Adoption of these forms of Lowell was more pronounced 84 years ago (adoption of 0.09%), but now, the version Lowell has become less in vogue.

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

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

Similar Names


Lowell is alike in pronunciation to Loyal, Loyall, Lyall and Lyell. Other recommended names are Anwell, Atwell, Boswell, Codell, Covell, Crowell, Donell, Elwell, Ewell, Howel, Howell, Howells, Joell, Jorell, Ladell, Larell, Lavell, Ledell, Levell, Lionell, Lonell, Lonnell, Lonzell, Lornell (see Lorne), Lydell, Morell, Newell, Norwell, Nowel, Nowell, Oswell, Powel, Powell, Rodell, Ronell, Rowell and Sewell. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lowell.