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Rowan (girl)

What does Rowan mean?

Rowan Pronunciation of Rowan [rowan] 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.

Creative forms:
(female) Rosan, Rowra, ..

(male) Rowand, Rowgan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rowan Edie (R.E.), ..

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)

Rowan was first listed in 1994 and reached its highest position of #331 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Rowen (#1628 in recent rankings) is the only other prominent varying form of Rowan (#331 in recent rankings). These relations of Rowan were favored in 2015 (adoption of 0.06%). 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.

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