What does Nowell mean?
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.
Nowell has 1 variant: Nowel.Creative forms:
(male) Naell, Ninell, ..
(female) Nowala, .. Middle name pairings:
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)
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.