Gender: Male Meaning of Lowell: "young wolf" Origin of Lowell: French

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.

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KJGlitter Says:


This has been one of my favorite boy names for a good handful of years now.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Does this rhyme with howl or Noel? Or is it something completely different?

MaryKathryn Says:


This was my late grandfather's name and I've always wanted to use it as a middle name, but now I'm considering it for a first name with the nickname Wells.

fundyside Says:


I like this name but my husband thought I was saying LOL...

Guest Says:


This was my late uncle's middle name but he pronounced it loWELL.