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What does Nowel mean?

Nowel Pronunciation of Nowel [now-el] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Nowel) is a French name, and Nowel means "Christmas". Nowel is an alternate spelling of Noel (French): used since the Middle Ages.


Nowel has 1 variant: Nowell.

1 more different relation via Noel: Natal.

Creative forms:
(male) Norel, Nownel, ..

(female) Nownee, Nownel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nowel Riker (N.R.), ..

How popular is Nowel?

Nowel is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Nowel is also an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular varying form of Nowel (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000 is Noel (#374 via latest list). This form of Nowel was favored as a baby name 1 year ago and has remained as common to this day. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Noel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Nowel is pronounced similarly to Neal, Neall, Neel, Neil, Neill, Newall, Newel, Newell, Nial, Niall, Niel, Nile and Noll. Other suggested similar names are Anwel, Howel, Hywel, Joel, Jorel, Lovel, Lowel, Nagel, Nigel, Nijel, Noe, Nolen, Norvel, Norwell, Nygel, Pawel, Powel, Rodel, Ronel, Sorel and Yoel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Nowel.