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Gender: M Origin of Howell: English variation of Hywel, an eminent Welsh king

A familiar and usable last name turned first, though some might tie it to the snooty couple on Gilligan's Island.

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Famous People Named Howell

Dan Howell, English radio presenter and Internet personality
Gerran Howell, English actor
Howell Wayans, father of the famous Wayans family
Shawn Howell Wayans, son of actor Marlon Wayans
C. Thomas Howell, American actor and director

Pop Culture References for the name Howell

Howell "Howl" Jenkins, character from book/movie "Howl's Moving Castle"
Thurston and Lovey Howell, characters from TV's "Gilligan's Island"