Bowen: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Bowen

Bowen

Pronunciation: n/a

Origin of the name Owen:

A name of uncertain derivation. Some believe it to be from the Welsh oen (lamb). Others feel it is from the Gaelic Loghunn (youth), and yet another suggestion is that it is the Welsh form of the Latin Eugenius (well-born, noble).

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Comments and insights on the name Bowen: | Edit

Bowen is an English surname and originally meant "Son of Owen".

Personal experiences with the name Bowen: | Edit

We named our oldest son Bowen beacuse my first ancestor to emmigrate to the United states had the surname "Bowen". It occured to me to use Bowen as a first name after watching the movie Dragonheart. I have since heard of several other Bowens (mainly boys but one girl).

We named one of our twins Bowen after an ancestor of my husband's- Bowen Socwell. We have only met 2 other Bowens to date

Nicknames for Bowen: | Edit

Bo, Bowie

Meanings and history of the name Bowen: | Edit

A variant of Owen, often used in older English

Famous real-life people named Bowen: | Edit

Bowen Hammit, son of Matt Hammit, lead singer of Sanctus Real.

Bowen in song, story & screen: | Edit

Dennis Quaid played a dragonslayer named Bowen in Dragonheart (1996)

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