English variation of Hywel, an eminent Welsh king
"mind, intellect"

Howell Origin and Meaning

The name Howell is a boy's name of English origin.

A familiar and usable last name turned first. Or you could look at it as a homophone of the verb howl, which gives it a wilder feel.

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Famous People Named Howell

  • (Thomas) Howell CobbUS Speaker of the House; 40th Governor of Georgia; co,founder of the Confederacy
  • Howell Thomas HeflinUS Senator from Alabama
  • Howell Stouten Wayansfather of the famous Wayans family
  • Shawn Howell Wayansson of actor Marlon Wayans
  • Christopher "C" Thomas HowellAmerican actor.

Howell in Pop Culture

  • Howell "Howl" Jenkinscharacter from book/movie "Howl's Moving Castle"
  • Thurston and Lovey Howellcharacters from TV's "Gilligan's Island"
  • Howell Wizardcharacter on Bee and Puppycat

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