US Popularity:8913
Meaning:Land on or by a ridge
Howland is a boy’s name and surname of English origin. It originated as a habitational surname, given to someone who lived near any of the places in England named Holland or Hoyland. Both of these names are from Old English, and mean “land on or by a ridge.” Howland Island is also the name of an uninhabited coral island in the Pacific Ocean. The first syllable of this name gives it a wolfish feel that your little cub is sure to appreciate! It’s also a more unique alternative to similar names such as Howard and Holland. A famous fictional bearer is Howland Reed, a character in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series.

Howland Name Popularity Data

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in 1970
- 4244
from 1952
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