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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 and Origin of the name Rowen:

Rowen is a boy's name of Irish and Scottish origins meaning “English: from the Rowan tree, red”red-haired” or “little red one.”

Rowen is a variation of the baby named Rowan. Rowan was a surname in England that came from the Irish name Ruadhán, which is a diminutive of the Gaelic word ruadh (meaning “red-haired” or “rusty”). Ruadhán was originally given to someone with red hair.

Symbolism of the name Rowen:

Red is associated with the baby name Rowen because it comes from the Gaelic word ruadh, which translates to “red-haired.” Rowen is also associated with the Rowan tree, which is a tree that grows in the Northern Hemisphere and has red berries. In Celtic Mythology, the Rowan tree symbolizes courage, wisdom, and protection and is known as the Tree of Life.

Nicknames for the name Rowen:

There are several nicknames for Rowen. Some of the nicknames have a variety of spelling options. To help you find the right nickname for your baby and to help you find the spelling you like, we complied this list of nicknames for Rowen.

  • Row
  • Rowi
  • Roo
  • Roo-Roo
  • Roni
  • Ronni
  • Ronnie
  • Ronny
  • Wynn 
  • Winny
  • Winnie
baby name Rowen


Style of the name Rowen:


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:


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

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.

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