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What does Rowen mean?

Rowen [ro-wen] as a name for boys (also used less generally as girls' name Rowen). Rowen's root is Gaelic, and the meaning of the name Rowen is "red-haired; little red-head". Rowen is a version, with the suffix -wen, of Rooney (Irish, Gaelic): actor Mickey Rooney. Rowen is also a variation of Rowan (Gaelic).

Associated with: gaelic, red, little.


Rowen has 2 variants: Roan and Roone.

Rowen has 3 more related forms via Rooney, Rowan: Rohan, Rowe and Rowney.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Rawen, Rowenne, ..

(female) Roweni, Rowenne, ..

How popular is Rowen?

Rowen is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#15052 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Rowen for boys. Rowen entered the list in 2004 and reached its apex position of #787 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Rowen and associated names. Prominent varying forms of Rowen (#787 the previous year) are Roan (#1728 the previous year), Rohan (#633) and Rowan (#239). These forms of Rowen were favored in 2014 (average #846). Rohan, Rowan and Rowen are three of the more chic boy names in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rowen, Roan, Rohan, Rowan in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Rowen is alike in pronunciation to Rain, Rane, Ren, Rian, Rien, Rion, Roane, Ron, Ronn, Royan, Rune, Ryan, Ryen, Ryne, Ryon and Ryun. Other suggested similar names are Boden, Bowden, Bowen, Coren, Ewen, Foxen, Goren, Howlen, Joben, Joren, Koren, Logen, Loren, Nolen, Owen, Raven, Regen, Roban, Robben, Robin, Robyn, Rodel, Rodeo, Roe, Rogan, Roger, Roley, Roman, Rome, Romeo, Ronan, Ronel, Roper, Rorey, Rover, Row, Rowdon, Rowdy, Rowell, Rowl, Rowlea, Rowlee, Rowley, Rowly, Royden, Royer, Rozen, Ruben, Ryden, Soren, Swen and Toren. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rowen.