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Meaning and Name Origin

Rowan \ro-wan\ 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.


Rowan has 4 variants: Roan, Rohan, Rowe and Rowen.

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


Rowan is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#2029 out of 88799, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Rowan and associated names. 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. Rowen (#787), Rowan (#239) and Rohan (#633) are three of the more trendy boy names in this list. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names

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.