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What does Rowen mean?

Rowen Pronunciation of Rowen [rowen] as a name for boys (also used less generally as girls' name Rowen) has its root in Gaelic, and the meaning of the name Rowen is "red-haired; little red-head". Rowen is a version 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.

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

Creative forms:
(male) Rawen, Raywen, ..

(female) Roder, Roweni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rowen Mark (R.M.), ..

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)

Rowen entered the list in 2004 and reached its apex position of #647 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Rowen (#647 the previous year) are Roan (#1628 the previous year), Rohan (#667) and Rowan (#219). These forms of Rowen were favored in 2015 (average #790). 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 Rowan 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.

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