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

The name Lowell is a boy's name of French origin meaning "young wolf". Lowell and is often added to lists like Unique Boy Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

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 Palmer Weicker Jr., U.S. Senator, and the 85th Governor of Connecticut
Lowell Thomas George, American lead singer of band Little Feat
Lowell Bergman, American TV journalist
Lowell Fulson, American blues guitarist
Lowell Wesley Perry, American football player and coach
Lowell Raymond Palmer, American baseball player
Lowell Handler, American author/actor and brother of Evan Handler
Lowell Lyttleton Lewis, former Chief Minister of Montserrat
Lowell Jackson Thomas, American 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 English, U.S. Marine Corps general
Lowell Mason, American hymnist
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

Lovell, Lowel, Lowe, Lovel


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.