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See also: low, LOW, low%, Lőw, łów, and 'low



  • As an English and Scottish surname, from the obsolete noun low (mound, barrow).
  • Also as an English and Scottish surname, from the adjective low.
  • Also as an English and Scottish surname of Norman origin, from Anglo-Norman leu (wolf).
  • Also as a Scottish surname, from a pet form of Lawrence. Compare Lowry.
  • As a German and Jewish surname, variant of Löwe, Lowe, Loew.
  • As a Chinese surname, variant of Lau, Lou; also Li, Luo.

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Low (plural Lows)

  1. A surname.

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  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Low is the 2979th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 12032 individuals. Low is most common among White (61.77%) and Asian/Pacific Islander (28.82%) individuals.




The name of the municipality is derived from the English surname Low. The municipality is named after Irish lumber merchant Charles Adamson Low.


  • IPA(key): /lo/
  • Hyphenation: Low
  • Rhymes: -o

Proper noun[edit]

Low m

  1. A township municipality of La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau, Outaouais, Quebec, Canada.

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