Home > Lowell


What does Lowell mean?

Lowell Pronunciation of Lowell 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH wolf, 19th century


VARIANTS Louvel, Lovel, Lovell, Lowe, Lowel



Lowell Yuvan (L.Y.), ..

How popular is Lowell?

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. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Lowell reached its peak rank of #155 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not listed at the moment. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

The only other prominent variation form of Lowell listed in the Top 2000 is Lovell. Adoption of these forms of Lowell was more pronounced 88 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.09%), but now, the version Lowell has become less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lowell, Lovell in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lowell is alike in pronunciation to Loyal, Loyall, Lyall and Lyell. Other recommended sound-alike names are Anwell, Atwell, Boswell, Codell, Covell, Crowell, Donell, Elwell, Ewell, Howel, Howell, Howells, Joell, Jorell, Ladell, Larell, Lavell, Ledell, Levell, Lionell, Lonell, Lonnell, Lonzell, Lornell (see Lorne), Lydell, Morell, Newell, Norwell, Nowel, Nowell, Oswell, Powel, Powell, Rodell, Ronell, Rowell and Sewell. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lowell.

See names
in meaning and etymology.