Gender Masculine
Usage Welsh
Pronounced Pron. HUW-ehl
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Meaning & History

From Old Welsh Higuel meaning "eminent, prominent" (literally "well-seen"). This was the name of a few Welsh kings, including the 10th-century Hywel the Good who was known for establishing laws.

Related Names

VariantHowell
Other Languages & CulturesHoel(Arthurian Romance) Hoel(Breton) Higuel(Old Welsh)
Surname DescendantsHowell, Powell(Welsh)

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Entry updated January 21, 2022