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What does Mcdowell mean?

Mcdowell Pronunciation of Mcdowell [mc-dow-ell] as a boys' name has the meaning "son of Dougal". Mcdowell is a variant form of Macdougal (Scottish, Gaelic).


Mcdowell has 1 variant: Macdowell.

1 more different relation via Macdougal: Mcdougal.

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Middle name pairings:
Mcdowell Camden (M.C.), ..

How popular is Mcdowell?

Mcdowell is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#652 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Mcdowell has not been recorded in the list thus far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Anwell, Ardell, Atwell, Bedell, Boswell, Bramwell, Branwell, Bromwell, Caddell, Cadell, Caldwell, Carswell, Caswell, Covell, Creswell, Cromwell, Crowell, Elwell, Ewell, Giovell, Hartwell, Harwell, Howell, Joell, Jorell, Ladell, Lionell, Lonell, Lovell, Lowell, Lydell, Macardell (see Macardle), Maccowen (see Macgowan), Macdonald, Mandell, Manoel, Mansell, Marcell, Marshell, Martell, Marvell, Marzell, Maurell, Maxwell, Maxwelle, Mccardell, Mcdonald, Mcgowan, Mcgowen, Mcgown, Mcneil, Mcneill, Mendell, Merrell, Migdoll (see Migdal), Mikell, Mitchell, Montrell, Morell, Morrell, Mykell, Norwell, Nowell, Odell, Oswell, Powell, Rockwell, Rodell, Ronell, Rothwell, Rowell, Rydell, Sewell, Waddell and Wadell. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mcdowell.

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