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pinWhat does Owen mean?

Owen /owen/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' 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 has 6 variants: Ewan, Ewen, Owain, Owens, Owin and Owynn.

Affiliated boy names: Eoin, Euan and Evan.

Owen has 24 more related forms via Eoghan, Eugene: Efigenio, Efigenios, Efigenius, Ephigenio, Ephigenios, Eugen, Eugenio, Eugenios, Eugenius, Eugeniusz, Evgeni, Evgeny, Evgueni, Evguenni, Gene, Geno, Ifigenio, Ifigenios, Iphigenios, Iphigenius, Jeno, Jevon, Yevgeni and Yevgeny.

Kreatif forms: Oaowen, Owenoa. [more]

pinHow popular is Owen?

Owen is a very prominent first name for males (#410 out of 1220, Top 34%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#496 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Owen for boys. Owen reached its highest position of #36 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Owen name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Owen and associated names. Eoghan, Eoin, Euan, Eugene (#790 in 2014), Eugenio, Evan (#58), Ewan, Gene and Jevon are the popular related forms of Owen (#36 in 2014). Adoption of these boy names was at its most widespread during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.3486%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.2116%, 39.3%), with the versions Eugene, Eugenio, Gene and Jevon becoming less stylish. Evan (#58) and Owen (#36) are two of the more fashionable boy names in this list, and there is a rekindling in birth name popularity for both names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Owen, Eugene, Eugenio, Evan, Gene, Jevon in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Owen, Eoghan, Eoin, Euan, Evan, Ewan outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Owen is pronounced similarly to Euen, Ewin and Iwan. Other suggested similar baby names are Olen, Oren, Owney and Swen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Owen.