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What does Rowe mean?

Rowe Pronunciation of Rowe [rowe] as a name for boys is a Middle English, Old German and Gaelic name, and the meaning of Rowe is "roe deer; renowned land; little red-head". Rowe is a variant form of Roe (Middle English). Rowe is also a form of Roland (Old German). Rowe is also used as a form of Rowan (Gaelic).

Associated with: gaelic, deer, renowned (famous), little, red.


Rowe has 1 variant: Row.

7 more relations via Roe, Roland, Rowan: Roan, Rohan, Roley, Rollie, Rollo, Rolly and Rowen.

Creative forms:
(male) Rore, Rowes, ..

(female) Rone, Rore, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rowe Kaisen (R.K.), ..

How popular is Rowe?

Rowe is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#452 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Rowe (unlisted) listed in the Top 2000 are Rowan (#219 the previous year), Roland (#586), Rowen (#647), Rohan (#667), Roan (#1628), Rolly, Rollie, Roe and Rollo. Adoption of these relations of Rowe is at its apex today (average #1305), except for forms such as Rollie which have become somewhat dated. Rowan, Rowen and Rohan are three of the more chic baby names among these. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Roan, Roe, Rohan, Roland, Rollie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rollo, Rolly, Rowan, Rowen in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Rowe is alike in pronunciation to Rae, Rai, Ray, Raye, Rei, Reo, Rey, Rio, Roi, Roy, Ruy, Rye, Ryu and Ryuu. Other suggested similar names are Dawe, Dowe, Hewe, Howe, Loewe, Lowe, Rafe, Rane, Rene, Reve, Rice, Rike, Roane, Rob, Robb, Robi, Roch, Roche, Rock, Rod, Rodd, Rodel, Rodeo, Rodge, Rog, Roger, Roice, Rolf, Rolfe, Rolle, Rome, Romeo, Ron, Ronel, Ronn, Roone, Roper, Roque, Rorke, Rory, Ross, Rosse, Roth, Rothe, Roul, Rover, Rowdy, Rowell, Rowl, Rowlea, Rowlee, Rowley, Rowly, Rowney, Royce, Royer, Royle, Rozen, Rube, Rune and Ryne. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rowe.

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