"young wolf"

Lowell Origin and Meaning

The name Lowell is a boy's name of French origin meaning "young wolf".

Lowell is an upstanding and somewhat conservative name that calls to mind the genteel patrician families of nineteenth century New England, such as the one poet Robert Lowell was born into. Two other Lowell-surnamed poets are Amy and James Russell.

Lowell was at its height in the 1930s, when it reached Number 148, and has been off the list since 1986--long enough to deserve a reappraisal.

Namesakes include Governor Lowell P. Weicker of Connecticut and noted newsman Lowell Thomas; on TV Lowells have been featured on Wings and Sons of Anarchy.

An interesting British upper-class spelling is Loel.

# 940 in the US

Lowell Rank in US Top 1000

# 919 on Nameberry

Lowell Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Lowell Popularity

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Famous People Named Lowell

  • Lowell Palmer Weicker Jr.U.S. Senator, and the 85th Governor of Connecticut
  • Lowell Thomas GeorgeAmerican lead singer of band Little Feat
  • Lowell BergmanAmerican TV journalist
  • Lowell FulsonAmerican blues guitarist
  • Lowell Wesley PerryAmerican football player and coach
  • Lowell Raymond PalmerAmerican baseball player
  • Lowell HandlerAmerican author/actor and brother of Evan Handler
  • Lowell Lyttleton Lewisformer Chief Minister of Montserrat
  • Lowell Jackson ThomasAmerican writer, broadcaster, and traveler, best known as the man who made Lawrence of Arabia famous
  • Lowell Thomas Jr.American politician; 3rd Lt. Gov. of Alaska; son of Lowell Thomas
  • Lowell Edward EnglishU.S. Marine Corps general
  • Lowell MasonAmerican hymnist
  • Lowell ShermanAmerican actor and film director

Lowell in Pop Culture

  • Lowell Mathera main character on the US sitcom "Wings"
  • Lowell Everallfrom movie "Family Secrets" played by James Spader
  • Lowell Stokescharacter from TV series "American Gothic"
  • Massachusetts town
  • Carrie & Lowellalbum by indie musician Sufjan Stevens
  • "LowellMA", song by Death Cab for Cutie
  • "Bad Liver and a Broken Heart (In Lowell)"song by Tom Waits