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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cowell

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Cowell

Ted Bundy was a murderer. Ted was given the name Theodore Robert Cowell on November 24th, 1946 in Burlington, Vermont, U.S. He breathed his last breath on January 24th, 1989.


Simon Cowell is a reality television judge, entrepreneur, philanthropist, film, record, and television producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1979. Simon was given the name Simon Phillip Cowell on October 7th, 1959 in Lambeth, London, England.


Nicholas was born in 1961.


Cressida Cowell is a writer. Cressida was born on April 15th, 1966 in London.


Brendan was born on August 16th, 1976 in Sydney.


Tony was born in 1950.


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Popularity of Cowell as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cowell U.S.
  White 84.15% 64.26%
  African American 10.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.62% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.01% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cowell

People with the last name Cowell are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Cowell

  • How Popular is the name Cowell? As a last name Cowell was the 5,269th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Cowell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Cowell is Thursday, December 1st, 1892.
  • How unique is the name Cowell? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Cowell. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Cowell: Your name in reverse order is Llewoc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Olecwl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cowell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,618 people with the last name Cowell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cowell? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Cowell as their last name.

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