A Welsh name. Some write the name Hoel, which they render 'lordly;' if so, it may come from huail, a vice-regent, regent. Arthur derives the surname Howell from Corn. -Brit, houl, the sun; and he adds, high, exalted.' But Hywel is rather from hywel, conspicuous.
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