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What does Lowell mean?

Lowell \lo-well, lowe-ll\ 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.


Lowell has 5 variants: 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 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. during 1930-1939, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lowell name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lowell is alike in pronunciation to Loyall and Lyell. Other recommended similar baby names are Howell, Lonell, Nowell, Powell and Rowell. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lowell.