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What does Bowen mean?

Bowen Pronunciation of Bowen as a boys' name is pronounced BOH-en. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Bowen is "son of Owen; son of the young one".



VARIANTS Bowie, Bowin

(male) Bouwen, ..

(female) Boan, ..

Bowen Bennett (B.B.), ..

How popular is Bowen?

Bowen is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#370 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Bowen entered the list in 1995 and reached its highest rank of #431 in the U.S. in the year 2018. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Bowie (#982 A YEAR AGO) is the only other prominent variation form of Bowen (#431). These relations of Bowen were favored as baby names in 2018 (AVERAGE #706). Bowen and Bowie are two of the more chic boy names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bowen, Bowie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Bowen is alike in pronunciation to Bain, Ban, Bane, Ben, Benn, Boine, Boone, Boyn and Boyne. Other recommended sound-alike names are Beven, Biren, Boban, Boden, Bodey, Bodin, Boe, Bogey, Bolten, Borden, Born, Bourn, Bow, Bowden, Bren, Brien, Broden, Brown, Bryen, Byren, Coren, Ewen, Foxen, Goren, Howlen, Joben, Joren, Koren, Logen, Loren, Nolen, Owen, Rowen, Rozen, Soren, Swen and Toren. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bowen.

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