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Owen Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Owen is of Welsh and English origin.

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


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 36 in baby name popularity for boys with 9100 occurrences.  It ranked 5712 in popular baby names for girls with 23 occurrences. 

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Related Names

Owen is a form of the name Noland.

Variants of the name Owen include Owin, Owyn.

The names Ouen, Owena are all forms of Owen.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Owen Wilson.

Name Fun

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

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Be creative with the name Owen.

Just for fun, see the name Owen 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 Owen in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.