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What does Rowney mean?

Rowney Pronunciation of Rowney [rowney] as a name for boys. The meaning of the name Rowney is "red-haired". Rowney is an alternate form of Rooney (Irish, Gaelic): actor Mickey Rooney.

Associated with: red.


3 related forms via Rooney: Roone, Rowan and Rowen.

Creative forms:
(male) Rhyney, Riney, ..

(female) Rowna, Rowven, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rowney Boden (R.B.), ..

How popular is Rowney?

Rowney is an uncommon given name for men but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#93427 out of 150436, Top 62%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Rowan (#219 via latest list) and Rowen (#647) are the popular related forms of Rowney (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Rowney are at the top of their popularity today (usage of 0.12%). Rowan and Rowen are two of the more fashionable baby names in this list. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Rowney is alike in pronunciation to Rene, Renny, Ronnie and Ronny. Other suggested similar names are Coney, Corney, Cowrey (see Cowrie), Hewney, Owney, Raine, Ramey, Rane, Rawley, Rayne, Remmey, Renne, Roan, Roane, Rodnee, Rodney, Roley, Rome, Romeo, Romney, Ron, Ronel, Ronn, Rorey, Rowdy, Rowe, Rowlea, Rowlee, Rowley, Rowly, Rune, Ryne, Toney, Townly (see Townsend) and Volney. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rowney.

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