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Meaning of Howell

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The name Howell has the following meaning:

Famous, eminent, conspicuous. An anglicized form of Hywel. A common Welsh last name.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Howell is currently not a popular baby name in the USA.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Howell in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Howell is pronounced as how-el


Howell originates from the English language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Howell and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Howell: Boys - Arvil, Clay, Colonel, Danforth, Darod, Darrow, Darwin, Dock, Edison, Elgin, Ewell, Garrison, Genaro, Geoffrey, Gerard, Houston, Judge, Keshaun, Keshawn, King, Leland, Girls - Adell, Alfreda, Dove, Jaylee, Liberty, Yetta, Both genders - Harley, Lee, Payton


Popular Variants for the name Howell: Howel, Howells, Howil, Howill, Howlan, Howland, Howlen, Howyl, Howyll, Hywel, Hywell
The name Howell is itself a variant of Hywel


We think the name Howell should fall under the following style category: The 70's.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Howell to be: A sophisticated, masculine and confident man

In one word, you might describe Howell as a(n) "masculine" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Howell (or its variants) are:

Howell Raines, born on 5 February, a famous journalist. Howell Raines's background: Executive Editor of The New York Times from 2001 until he left in 2003 in the wake of the Jayson Blair scandal.

Howell Edmunds Jackson, born on 8 April, a famous jurist. Howell Edmunds Jackson's background: An American jurist and politician who served on the United States Supreme Court, in the U.S. Senate, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the Tennessee House of Representatives.

Howell Heflin, born on 19 June, a famous politician. Howell Heflin's background: A United States Senator from Alabama, and a member of the Democratic Party.
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