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What does Rowan mean?

Rowan Pronunciation of Rowan as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' name Rowan) is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Rowan is "little red-head". Also the name of a flowering tree with red berries. Also form of Rooney.


ASSOCIATED WITH gaelic, little, red, tree


VARIANTS Roan, Rohan, Rowe, Rowen

(male) Roxan, ..

(female) Rowra, ..

Rowan Remi (R.R.), ..

How popular is Rowan?

Rowan is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#2408 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Rowan entered the list in 1991 and reached its top rank of #129 in the U.S. in the year 2018. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Rowen (#490 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Rohan (#705) and Roan (#1384) are the prominent related forms of Rowan (#129). Usage of these forms of Rowan is at its highest today (AVERAGE #677). Rohan is the continual favorite, though Rowan has grown trendy as well.

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

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

Similar Names

Rowan is alike in pronunciation to Rain, Rane, Ren, Rian, Rien, Rion, Roane, Ron, Ronn, Roone, Royan, Ryan, Ryen, Ryon and Ryun. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Boban, Colan, Conan, Corwan, Cowan, Coyan, Doan, Dolan, Doran, Dowan, Ewan, Gawan, Goran, Hogan, Howlan, Iwan, Johan, Joran, Jovan, Juwan, Logan, Loman, Loran, Lowman, Nolan, Radwan, Rajan, Regan, Roban, Robin, Robyn, Rodas, Rodman, Rogan, Rojay, Roland, Roldan, Rollan, Romain, Roman, Romano, Ronal, Ronan, Roshan, Row, Rowdon, Rowdy, Rowl, Rowland, Rowly, Royal, Roydan, Rozen, Rylan, Sohan, Toran and Twan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rowan.

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