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Origin & Meaning

The name Bowen is of Welsh origin.

The meaning of Bowen is "son of owen".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 561 in baby name popularity for boys with 489 occurrences.  It ranked 8497 in popular baby names for girls with 13 occurrences. 

View the Bowen Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Bowen has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Bowen to other names.


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Related Names

The names Bohannon, Bowyn are all forms of Bowen.

Other Tidbits

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Bowen in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Bowen.

Just for fun, see the name Bowen in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Bowen in Nautical Flags page.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

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