Rowan - boys name

Rowan name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Rowan name meaning:

The name Rowan is of Gaelic origin and has multiple meanings associated with it. One interpretation is that it comes from the Gaelic word "ruadhan," meaning "red-haired" or "little red one." This connection to the color red symbolizes passion, energy, and creativity. It portrays a vibrant and lively personality for someone who possesses this name.

Additionally, Rowan is also associated with the rowan tree, which is considered sacred in Celtic mythology. The rowan tree is often seen as a symbol of protection and spiritual strength. It is believed to ward off evil spirits and bring good fortune. Therefore, the name Rowan can carry connotations of protection, resilience, and a connection to nature.

Overall, the name Rowan can represent a person with a fiery and energetic nature, someone who is creative and passionate about their pursuits. It may also indicate a sense of spiritual strength and protection.

Origin: English

From the rowan tree.


Surnames, Unisex names

Other boys names beginning with R


Overall UK ranking: 63 out of 4789

938 recorded births last year

Change in rank

  • 10yrs

  • 5yrs

  • 1yr


    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Wales (37)
  • England (66)
  • Scotland (117)

Historical popularity of Rowan

The graph below shows the popularity of the boys's name Rowan from all the UK baby name statistics available. It's a quick easy way to see the trend for Rowan in 2024