[ 2 syll. po-wel(l), pow-e-ll ] The baby boy name Powell is pronounced P-AWehL †.
1: Powell has its origins in the Welsh language. The first name is derived from the Welsh surname ap Howell. Howell is the Anglicized form of Hywel, a male personal name made popular by the 10th-century Welsh king Hywel. The surname ap Howell contracted over time to give 'Powell'.
A variant of Powell is Powel.
Variant forms share both the origin and meaning of Powell.
2: Powell's origin is English. The meaning here is descendant of Paul. The first name can be derived from the English surname, which is itself a patronymic form of the personal name Paul.
The name Powel, the English Powell, and the name Powl are variant forms of Powell.
In addition, Powell is a variant of Paul (Dutch, English, French, and German).
Powell is also a variant of Powell in the English language.
See also the related categories, king, english, son (heir), welsh, and anglicized.
Powell is uncommon as a baby boy name. It is not in the top 1000 names. Out of the family of boy names directly related to Powell, Paul was the most popular in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Powell include Pablo, Paisli, Paisly, Pala, Paley, Pali, Paol, Paolo, Pauli, Paulie, Paulo, Pauly, Pavel, Pavla, Pavlo, Pawel, Pealle, Pele, Pellee, and Pelley.
† English pronunciation for Powell: P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; AW as in "cow (K.AW)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"