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41k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
7k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Lowell

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How popular is the baby name Lowell in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 5 0 5
1882 10 0 10
1883 8 0 8
1885 9 0 9
1886 11 0 11
1887 9 0 9
1888 9 0 9
1889 19 0 19
1890 22 0 22
1891 12 0 12
1892 11 0 11
1893 15 0 15
1894 17 0 17
1895 28 0 28
1896 29 0 29
1897 25 0 25
1898 28 0 28
1899 43 0 43
1900 35 0 35
1901 24 0 24
1902 28 0 28
1903 40 0 40
1904 32 0 32
1905 55 0 55
1906 54 0 54
1907 53 0 53
1908 60 0 60
1909 65 7 58
1910 71 0 71
1911 104 0 104
1912 233 8 225
1913 329 7 322
1914 397 7 390
1915 547 11 536
1916 529 0 529
1917 567 16 551
1918 569 14 555
1919 619 11 608
1920 682 12 670
1921 704 14 690
1922 710 11 699
1923 718 8 710
1924 834 15 819
1925 720 11 709
1926 741 16 725
1927 766 10 756
1928 768 10 758
1929 713 12 701
1930 722 0 722
1931 1,099 10 1,089
1932 1,059 11 1,048
1933 888 9 879
1934 1,041 9 1,032
1935 1,001 8 993
1936 1,029 7 1,022
1937 988 7 981
1938 965 0 965
1939 930 6 924
1940 876 6 870
1941 871 6 865
1942 890 5 885
1943 806 0 806
1944 720 0 720
1945 610 7 603
1946 657 7 650
1947 676 6 670
1948 627 5 622
1949 640 5 635
1950 572 0 572
1951 566 0 566
1952 488 0 488
1953 495 5 490
1954 470 0 470
1955 476 5 471
1956 507 0 507
1957 455 7 448
1958 449 0 449
1959 462 6 456
1960 431 0 431
1961 390 0 390
1962 419 0 419
1963 358 0 358
1964 352 0 352
1965 323 0 323
1966 292 0 292
1967 272 0 272
1968 299 0 299
1969 235 0 235
1970 239 0 239
1971 212 0 212
1972 152 0 152
1973 155 0 155
1974 129 0 129
1975 131 0 131
1976 145 0 145
1977 124 0 124
1978 118 0 118
1979 131 0 131
1980 108 0 108
1981 107 5 102
1982 123 0 123
1983 90 0 90
1984 97 0 97
1985 102 0 102
1986 100 5 95
1987 83 0 83
1988 93 0 93
1989 96 0 96
1990 100 0 100
1991 86 0 86
1992 81 0 81
1993 70 0 70
1994 50 0 50
1995 65 0 65
1996 59 0 59
1997 50 0 50
1998 49 0 49
1999 59 0 59
2000 55 0 55
2001 30 0 30
2002 33 0 33
2003 38 0 38
2004 32 0 32
2005 37 0 37
2006 38 0 38
2007 39 0 39
2008 40 0 40
2009 40 0 40
2010 28 0 28
2011 29 0 29
2012 45 0 45
2013 38 0 38
2014 37 0 37
2015 45 0 45

Fun Facts about the name Lowell

  • How many people with the first name Lowell have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 41,291 babies born with the first name Lowell in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lowell to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lowell? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Lowell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lowell is Saturday, April 8th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Lowell born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lowell was in 1931 with a total of 1,089 babies. That's a lot of babies named Lowell!
  • Random Lowell Factoid: According to the 1933 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lowell ranks 57th in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 27 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1933.
  • Weird things about the name Lowell: Your name in reverse order is Llewol. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lweoll. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lowell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,569 people with the last name Lowell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lowell? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Lowell as their last name.
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Popularity of Lowell as a last name

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Common last names for Lowell

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Thomas
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Thompson
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • Moore
  • White
  • Nelson
  • Martin
  • Jackson
  • Wright
  • Walker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lowell U.S.
  White 92.92% 64.26%
  African American 1.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.67% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.55% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.57% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.74% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lowell

People with the last name Lowell are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Lowell" mean? The list below shows the origins of Lowell as well as things modernly associated with the name Lowell such as celebrities named Lowell.

English

Origin and Meaning of Lowell

The name "Lowell" is of English origin, and it means "Little wolf". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States educator and president of Harvard University (1856-1943)
  2. United States poet (1874-1925)
  3. United States astronomer whose studies of Mars led him to conclude that Mars was inhabited (1855-1916)
  4. United States poet (1917-1977)
  1. A surname​, variant of Lovell.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A city in Arkansas
  4. A town in Indiana
  5. A town in Maine
  6. A city in Massachusetts
  7. A city in Michigan
  8. A city in North Carolina
  9. A village in Washington County, Ohio
  10. A city in Oregon
  11. A town in Vermont
  12. An unincorporated community in West Virginia
  13. A town in Wisconsin

Notable Persons With the Name Lowell

Lowell George

Lowell George was a blues rock, rock, roll, boogie rock, southern rock, country rock, rhythm, blues, funk, blue-eyed soul, and swamp pop musician. He plays Guitar, vocals, harmonica, flute, saxophone, sitar, and Fender Stratocaster. He holds the title On Your Way Down". He was most active from 1965 to 1979. Lowell was given the name Lowell Thomas George on April 13th, 1945 in Hollywood, California, United States. He passed away on June 29th, 1979.

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Lowell McAdam

Lowell McAdam is a chairman, ceo of verizon communications, chief executive officer, and chairmanandceoofverizon communications. Lowell was born on May 28th, 1954 in Buffalo, New York.

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Lowell Thomas

Lowell Thomas was an important somebody. Lowell was born on April 6th, 1892 in Woodington, Darke County, Ohio, U.S. He died on August 29th, 1981.

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Lowell Bergman

Lowell Bergman is a journalist, television and documentary film producer, and professor. Lowell was born on July 24th, 1945 in New York City, New York, USA.

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Jack Fellure

Jack Fellure is a perennial candidate and retired engineer. Jack was given the name Lowell Jackson Fellure on October 3rd, 1931 in Midkiff, West Virginia, U.S.

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Lowell Fulson

Lowell Fulson was a jump blues and west coast blues singer-songwriter. Lowell was born on March 31st, 1921 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He breathed his last breath on March 7th, 1999.

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  • Sly Dunbar
    (musician)
  • Jr. Lowell P. Weicker
    (Governor of Connecticut)
  • Lowell Milken
    (businessman)
  • Lowell Sherman
    (actor)
  • Lowell Lo
    (singing)
  • Lowell Gilmore
    (influential individual)
  • Lowell Perry
    (notable individual)
  • Lowell Macdonald
    (hockey player)
  • Lowell Herbert Smith
    (leading human)
  • Lowell E. Jacoby
    (famous person)
  • Lowell E. English
    (san diego museum of man)
  • Lowell Rose
    (football player)
  • Lowell Stockman
    (congressman)
  • Lowell Christopher "Chris" Hazel
    (lawyer)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Lowell

Carey Lowell

Carey Lowell is an actress, model, and model (people). She was most prominent from 1986 to 1986. Carey was born on February 11th, 1961 in Huntington, New York, U.S.

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Robert Lowell

Robert Lowell was an american poetry writer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1944 to 1977. Robert was given the name Robert Traill Spence Lowell IV on March 1st, 1917 in Boston. He breathed his last breath on September 12th, 1977.

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Chris Lowell

Chris Lowell is an actor. He was most active from 2004 to 2004. Chris was given the name Christopher Lowell on October 17th, 1984 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

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James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell was a writer. James was born on February 22nd, 1819 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. He died on August 12th, 1891.

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Percival Lowell

Percival Lowell was a scientist in the field of astronomy. Percival was born on March 13th, 1855 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. He left this life on November 12th, 1916.

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Francis Cabot Lowell

Francis Cabot Lowell was a businessperson and businessman. Francis was born as the child of John Lowell on April 7th, 1775 in Newburyport, Massachusetts, U.S. He passed away on August 10th, 1817.

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What does the name Lowell mean?

Lis for look, the way you look at life.

Ois for outgoing, so sociable are you

Wis for work, for which you strive to accomplish

Eis for expert, in your chosen career

Lis for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

Lis for lucky, who is more?

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