Rowen - boys name

Rowen name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 76%

Rowen name meaning:

The name Rowen is of Celtic origin and has a rich history and meaning. Rowen is derived from the Gaelic word "ruadhán," which means "little red-haired one" or "little redhead." It is commonly used as a masculine name for boys.

Rowen is often associated with qualities such as strength, passion, and creativity. The name carries a sense of individuality and uniqueness, as red hair is relatively rare and distinctive. It symbolizes a fiery and vibrant personality, someone who stands out from the crowd. Additionally, red hair has been historically linked to notions of magic and mysticism, adding an air of enchantment to the name Rowen.

Parents who choose the name Rowen for their son may appreciate its Celtic roots and the connection to ancient traditions. It is a name that conveys a sense of energy and zest for life, making it a fitting choice for a spirited and adventurous child. Ultimately, the name Rowen evokes a sense of distinction and character, making it a meaningful choice for a baby boy.

Origin: Irish

Red haired.

Related names

Rowen , Rhonwen

Other boys names beginning with R


Overall UK ranking: 1139 out of 4789

24 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 Rowen

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