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What does Rowan mean?

Rowan /row-an/ 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.

Related boy name: Rooney.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Rowand, Roxan, ..

(female) Rowanne, Rowanney, ..

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Rowan for boys. Rowan entered the list in 1991 and reached its top rank of #239 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Rohan (#633 in recent rankings), Rowen (#787) and Roan (#1728) are the prominent related forms of Rowan (#239 in recent rankings). Usage of these forms of Rowan is at its highest today (average #846). Rohan is the continual favorite, though Rowan has grown trendy as well.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rowan, Roan, Rohan, 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 Rain, Rane, Ren, Rian, Rien, Rion, Roane, Ron, Ronn, Roone, Royan, Ryan, Ryen, Ryon and Ryun. Other suggested similar names are Boban, Colan, Conan, Corwan, Cowan, Coyan, Doan, Dolan, Doran, Dowan, Ewan, Gawan, Goran, Hogan, Howlan, Iwan, Johan, Joran, Jovan, Juwan, Logan, Loman, Loran, Lowman, Nolan, Radwan, Rajan, Regan, Roban, Robin, Robyn, Rodas, Rodman, Rogan, Rojay, Roland, Roldan, Rollan, Romain, Roman, Romano, Ronal, Ronan, Roshan, Row, Rowdon, Rowdy, Rowl, Rowland, Rowly, Royal, Roydan, Rozen, Rylan, Sohan, Toran and Twan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rowan.