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What does Rowan mean?

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.


Variations

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

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Rooney.


Popularity

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)

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

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

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)

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.

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