Meaning and name origin
Mcgowan \m-cgo-wan, mc-gowan\ as a boy's name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Mcgowan is "son of the blacksmith; one who is adroit". Mcgowan is a variant of Macgowan (Irish, Gaelic).
Mcgowan is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#905 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Mcgowan for boys (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Magowan. Like Mcgowan, this name is not commonly used.