Meaning and Origin of Howell - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Howell

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • English : Hill

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • Welsh : from the personal name Hywel ‘eminent’, popular since the Middle Ages in particular in honor of the great 10th-century law-giving Welsh king.
  • English : habitational name from Howell in Lincolnshire, so named from an Old English hugol ‘mound’, ‘hillock’ or hūne ‘hoarhound’.