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Meaning and name origin
Owen \o-wen\ as a boy's name is pronounced OH-en. It is of Scottish and Greek origin, and the meaning of Owen is "born of yew; youth". Variant of Eoghan. Also variant of the Latin name Eugenius (see Eugene). It may also derive from an old Celtic name meaning "born of Esos", referring to a god with a cult in Gaul. Owen Glendower was a 14th-century Welsh chieftain who fought unsuccessfully for Welsh independence from England. Common outside Wales since the 18th century. Author Owen Wister; actor Owen Wilson.
Owen is a very popular first name for males (#410 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#455 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Owen for boys (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Owen and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eoghan, Eoin, Euan, Eugene, Evan, Ewan and Owen. (2015 statistics).
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