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Cowan Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Cowan is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Cowan is "hillside valley".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 9779 in baby name popularity for boys with 7 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

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


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Cowan falls into the landform name category.

Name Fun

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

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Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.