Bowen - boys name

Bowen name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 83%

Bowen name meaning:

The name Bowen is of Welsh origin and has multiple meanings. One interpretation is that Bowen means "son of Owen" in Welsh, with "Owen" being a popular given name. In this context, Bowen signifies a boy who is the son of someone named Owen, indicating a family connection and lineage.

Another possible meaning of Bowen is derived from the Welsh word "bodwen" or "boduan," which means "white-haired" or "fair-haired." This interpretation suggests that a boy named Bowen may possess fair or white hair color, highlighting a physical characteristic associated with the name.

Overall, the name Bowen carries a sense of heritage and ancestry, as well as a potential reference to fair hair. It is a name that exudes a connection to Welsh roots and can be seen as a distinctive choice for parents seeking a meaningful and culturally significant name for their son.

Origin: Celtic

Son of Owen.

Related names

Bowen , Bow

Other boys names beginning with B


Overall UK ranking: 805 out of 4789

40 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Bowen

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