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Owen Meaning


What does Owen mean?

The name Owen is of Welsh and English origin.

The meaning of Owen is "well born, of noble birth".

Owen is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced O-wen.

The Given Name Owen

Of uncertain origin, Owen stems from the earlier Owain or Ewein which were probably Welsh forms of Eugene.

It may also have derived from an old Celtic name meaning "son of Esos".

The name Owen is often used as an anglicized form of the Irish Gaelic Eoghan.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Owen Chamberlain, and Owen Willans Richardson.

Owen Popularity

In the U.S. in 2016, it ranked 23 in baby name popularity for boys with 10,249 occurrences. It ranked 5,208 in baby name popularity for girls with 26 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 36 in baby name popularity for boys with 9,583 occurrences. It ranked 6,890 in baby name popularity for girls with 18 occurrences.

The trend's your friend. See how Owen has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Owen Name Popularity Page.

Owen Related Names

Owen is a form of Owain.

Variants of the name Owen include Ouen, Owin, Owyn.

The names Ewein, Owena are all forms of Owen.

Famous Owens

  • Owen ~ Saint
  • Owen Chamberlain ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1959
  • Owen Willans Richardson ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1928
  • Owen Wilson ~ Actor

Owen Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Owen.

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Owen Name Fun

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