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What does Bowen mean?

Bowen Pronunciation of Bowen [bowen] as a boys' name is pronounced BOH-en. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Bowen is "son of Owen; son of the young one".


VARIANTS Bowie, Bowin

(male) Bouwen, Bowena, ..

(female) Boan, Boweny, ..

Bowen Lester (B.L.), ..

How popular is Bowen?

Bowen is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#370 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Bowen entered the list in 1995 and reached its highest rank of #516 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Bowen is alike in pronunciation to Bain, Ban, Bane, Ben, Benn, Boine, Boone, Boyn and Boyne. Other recommended names are Beven, Biren, Boban, Boden, Bodey, Bodin, Boe, Bogey, Bolten, Borden, Born, Bourn, Bow, Bowden, Bren, Brien, Broden, Brown, Bryen, Byren, Coren, Ewen, Foxen, Goren, Howlen, Joben, Joren, Koren, Logen, Loren, Nolen, Owen, Rowen, Rozen, Soren, Swen and Toren. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bowen.

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