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Meaning and name origin

Lowell \lo-well, lowe-ll\ as a boy's 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.

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


Lowell is a very popular first name for males (#391 out of 1220, Top 32%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3558 out of 88799, Top 4%) (2000 U.S. Census).

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Similar Names

Lowell is also pronounced similarly to Loyall and Lyell. Other suggested similar baby names are Howell, Lonell, Nowell, Powell and Rowell. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lowell.


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