[ 1 syll. co-wel(l), cow-e-ll ] The baby boy name Cowell is pronounced as K-ehL †.
1: Cowell is an English name of Old English origin. The first name is derived from the surname, which is itself from the name of various English towns, such as Cowhill in South Gloucestershire, or Cow Hill in Preston, Lancashire. The place names are themselves of the Old English elements 'cu' and 'hyll'; therefore their meaning is 'cow hill' in reference to a hill where cows are kept and raised.
2: Cowell's language of origin is Celtic. It is derived from mac meaning 'son' ; cathmhaol 'battle chief'. The surname Cowell can be Anglicized from Mac Cathmhaoil. The latter is an Old Gaelic name of the elements 'mac' and cathmhaol, and it therefore means 'son of the battle chief'. The Mac Cathmhaoil clan originated from County Tyrone in Ireland.
See also the related categories, chief (king), english, son (heir), towns (village), battle (war), cow, elements, lancashire, clan (folk), celtic, and anglicized.
Cowell is a baby boy name of irregular use. It is ranked outside of the top 1000.
Baby names that sound like Cowell include Kel, Kele, Kell, Kelle, Cael, Cail, Caile, Cal, Cale, Calle, Cayl, Cayle, Cayll, Clai, Clay, Claye, Cli, Cloi, Cloy, and Cloye.
† English pronunciation for Cowell: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"