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Rowena meaning and name origin

Rowena \ro-wena, rowe-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced roh-EEN-ah, roh-ENN-ah. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Rowena is "fame and happiness". Also possibly (Welsh) "slender and fair". Rowena was the name of one of the two heroines in Sir Walter Scott's novel "Ivanhoe" (19th century).

Rowena has 5 variant forms: Rhowena, Roweena, Roweina, Rowenna and Rowina.

For more information, see also the related name Roselaine.

Baby names that sound like Rowena are Rowen, Rena, Reena, Roana, Roanna, Rona, Ronna and Rowan.

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Popularity of Rowena

Rowena is a very popular first name for women (#971 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).

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Popularity of name Rowena
Popularity of Rowena