What does Rowan mean?
Rowan /row-an/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' 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.
Related boy name: Rooney.Kreatif forms: Rawan, Riwan, Rywan. [more]
How popular is Rowan?
Rowan is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#2408 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Rowan for boys. Rowan entered the list in 1999 and reached its top rank of #239 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Rohan (#633 in 2014) and Rowen (#787) are the prominent related forms of Rowan (#239 in 2014). Adoption of these boy names is at its highest today (usage of 0.447%). Rowen (#787), Rowan (#239) and Rohan (#633) are three of the more trendy boy names in this list. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Rowan and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Rowan▲ is alike in pronunciation 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.