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What does Owens mean?

Owens Pronunciation of Owens [owens] as a name for boys. The name Owens means "born of yew; youth". Owens is an alternate form of Owen (Scottish, Greek): form of Eoghan.

Associated with: yew (tree).


5 different relations via Owen: Ewan, Ewen, Owain, Owin and Owynn.

Creative forms:
(male) Orens, Oweos, ..

(female) Owena, Owene, ..

Middle name pairings:
Owens Julio (O.J.), ..

How popular is Owens?

Owens is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#126 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Owens was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its top position of #1482 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Owen (#36 a year ago) and Ewan (#1284) are the prominent varying forms of Owens rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Owain, are seldom used. These relations of Owens reached the apex of their popularity in 2014 (adoption of 0.5%) and have remained as popular to this day (adoption 0.5%, 5%). Owen has been the most well-known version.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Owens, Ewan, Owen in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Jens, Olen, Oren and Otess. These names tend to be more frequently used than Owens.

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