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Rowan (girl)

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What does Rowan mean?

Rowan [row-an] as a girls' name (also used more widely as boys' name Rowan) is pronounced ROH-an. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Rowan is "red-berry tree".

Associated with: gaelic, red.


Rowan has 3 variants: Roanna, Roanne and Rowen.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Rowanne, Rowanney, ..

(male) Rowand, Rowgan, ..

How popular is Rowan?

Rowan is an uncommon given name for women but a very popular surname for all people (#2408 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name statistics of Rowan for girls. Rowan was first listed in 1994 and reached its highest position of #412 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rowan name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rowan outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Rowan and associated names. Rowen (#1936 in recent rankings) is the only other prominent varying form of Rowan (#412 in recent rankings). These relations of Rowan were favored in 2014 (adoption of 0.04%). Rowan is the most trendy name for newborns in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rowan, Rowen in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rowan outside U.S.

Similar Names


Rowan is pronounced similarly to Raeann, Rain, Rayann, Rhiane, Rhiann, Rhyan, Rian, Riane, Riann, Riayn, Ryan, Ryane, Ryann, Ryen and Rynn. Other suggested similar names are Doran, Dowan (see Dawn), Duwan, Dwan, Joan, Jolan, Logan, Lowran, Nolan, Ragan, Regan, Roana, Roba, Robin, Robyn, Roda, Rohana, Roma, Romana, Romane, Rona, Ronae, Ronay, Rora, Rosa, Rosae, Rosai, Rosal, Rosana, Rosay, Roshan, Rowena, Rowina, Roxana, Roxane, Roxann, Roya and Roza. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rowan.