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Rowan Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Rowan is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Rowan is "tree with red berries, little redhead".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "from the rowan tree".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 412  in baby name popularity for girls with 770 occurrences.  It ranked 239 in popular baby names for boys with 1531 occurrences. 

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


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Related Names

Rowan is a form of the name Rhonwen.

Variants of the name Rowan include Rowanne.

The names Roan, Roanne are all forms of Rowan.

Other Tidbits

Rowan falls into the tree name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Rowan Shields, Rowan Atkinson.

Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Rowan.

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

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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.