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

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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Famous People Named Lowell

Lowell Fulson, American guitarist
Lowell Perry, American football player and coach
Lowell Palmer, American baseball player
Lowell Handler, American author/actor and brother of Evan Handler
Lowell Jackson Thomas, American writer, broadcaster, and traveler, best known as the man who made Lawrence of Arabia famous
Lowell Sherman, American actor and film director

Pop Culture References for the name Lowell

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

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