What does Rowena mean?
Rowena [rowe-na] as a girls' 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).
Affiliated girl name: Roselaine.Creative forms:
(female) Roweane, Rowesa, ..
(male) Roweer, Rowerad, .. Middle name pairings:
Rowena Kenzley (R.K.), ..
How popular is Rowena?
Rowena is a very prominent first name for females (#971 out of 4276, Top 23%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name history of Rowena for girls. Rowena reached its apex rank of #472 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Rowena▼ is alike in pronunciation to Rana, Ranna, Rayana, Rayna▲, Reanna▼, Renae▼, Renay, Rene▼, Rhiana, Rhona, Riana, Rionna, Roana, Roanna, Rona, Ronae, Ronay, Ronee, Roni, Ronna, Ronni, Ronny, Royanna, Ryana and Ryanna. Other recommended names are Colena, Corena, Dorena, Edwena, Jolena, Jovena, Korena, Lorena▼, Morena, Morwena, Raene, Ravena, Reene, Regena, Rihana, Roanne, Robeena, Robena, Robene, Robenia, Robina, Robyna, Rodina, Rohana, Rohanna, Rolene, Roma▼, Romana, Romea, Romene, Romina▲, Romma, Romona, Rosana, Rosena, Rosenah (see Rose), Rosene, Rosina▼, Rowan▲, Rowen, Roxana, Roxeena, Roxene, Rozene, Rozina, Rubena, Ruzena and Ryen. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rowena.See names in meaning and etymology.