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Rowen is a trendy name for boys in modern times. It goes back to an old English surname, however, which is Rowan. In America, Rowen is now a top 600 name option.

Meaning of the name Rowen:

English: from the Rowan tree, red

Origin of the name Rowen:

Rowen is a variation of the baby named Rowan. Rowan was a surname in England that came from the Irish Ruadhan. Ruadhan is a diminutive of the name Ruadh, which was a nickname that meant “red.”

Symbolism of the name Rowen:

The baby name Rowen comes from Rowan, which was originally a surname in England. Some believe the name comes from the same as that for a type of tree. Most believe, however, that Rowan dates back to the Irish nickname Ruadh. Ruadh translates to “red,” and was originally for someone with red hair.

baby name Rowen

Style of the name Rowen:

Traditional

Gender of the name Rowen:

Rowen is a trendy name for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Rowen:

RO-un or RO-en

Number of syllables in the name Rowen:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Rowen:

Rowen is a trendy baby name for boys. It is simple and youthful.

Alternative spellings for the name Rowen:

  • Rowan 
  • Rowin
  • Rowenn
  • Rowann
  • Rowinn

Nicknames for the name Rowen:

  • Row
  • Roni
  • Wynn 
  • Ronni
  • Ronnie
  • Winny
  • Ronny
  • Winnie

Popularity of the name Rowen:

Rowen became a top 1,000 baby name in 2010 at rank 990. It moved to the top 500 list in 2017 when it was number 495. As of 2020, Rowen was still a top 600 option at rank 541. In comparison, the original spelling Rowan was a top 200 name, coming in at number 113.

Related names for the name Rowen:

Great middle names for Rowen and their meanings:

  • Theodore (gift of God)
  • Anthony (priceless one, highly praiseworthy)
  • Dean (valley)
  • Parker (park keeper)
  • Callum (dove)
  • Darby (deer park, without envy)
  • Asher (happy, blessed)
  • Elliott (the Lord is my God)

Famous people with the name Rowen:

  • Rowen Shepherd (rugby player)

Rowens in popular culture:

  • Rowen Ellery (character from “The Chemical Gardens” trilogy)