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Meaning and name origin

Rowan \ro-wan\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Rowan), is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Rowan is "little red-head". Also the name of a flowering tree with red berries.

Rowan has 4 variant forms: Roan, Rohan, Rowe and Rowen.

For more information, see also the related boy name Rooney.


Rowan is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2029 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Rowan for boys (2015 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Rowan and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Roan, Rohan, Rowan and Rowen. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rohan, Rowan, Rowen in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Roan, Rohan, Rowan outside U.S.

Similar Names

Rowan is also pronounced similarly to Rian, Roane, Ron, Ronn, Royan and Ryan. Other suggested similar baby names are Cowan, Dowan, Roban, Rogan, Roman and Ronan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rowan.


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