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What does Nowell mean?

Nowell Pronunciation of Nowell [now-ell] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Nowell) has its root in French, and the meaning of Nowell is "Christmas". Nowell is a variant form of Noel (French): used since the Middle Ages.



(male) Naell, Ninell, ..

(female) Nowala, ..

Nowell Jed (N.J.), ..

How popular is Nowell?

Nowell is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#6004 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Noel (#374 IN 2015) is the only popular variation form of Nowell (OUTSIDE TOP 2000). This relation of Nowell reached the apex of its popularity 1 year ago (USAGE OF 0.05%) and has remained as popular to this day (USAGE 0.05%, 4%). (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Nowell is pronounced similarly to Neal, Neall, Neel, Neil, Neill, Newall, Newel, Newell, Newhall, Niall, Niel and Noll. Other suggested similar names are Anwell, Atwell, Boswell, Codell, Covell, Crowell, Donell, Elwell, Ewell, Howel, Howell, Howells, Joell, Jorell, Lonell, Lovell, Lowel, Lowell, Morell, Neely, Norvell, Norwell, Oswell, Powel, Powell, Rodell, Ronell, Rowell and Sewell. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nowell.