Meaning and Origin of: Lowell

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Young wolf

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : variant of Lovell, derived from Anglo-Norman French lou ‘wolf’ + the diminutive suffix -el.
  • Lowell is the surname of one of America’s most distinguished New England families, which have been prominent for over 200 years. Its founder, John Lowell (1743–1802), was a legislator and judge. The city of Lowell, MA was named in honor of his son Francis Cabot Lowell (1775–1817), a textile manufacturer.