Rowan: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Rowan
Origin of the name Rowan:
Popular Anglicized form of the Gaelic Ruadhán (little red-haired one).
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Traditional male name that has started to be used for girls as well.
Actually, as to the above, it was long speculated to be a girl's name originally. Most historians believe that it was a unisex name perhaps, but was indeed always a name used for girls.
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The Rowan tree, or Mountain Ash, is a flowering tree with red berries.
In European mythology, the Rowan tree is believed to have protective and magical properties, preventing a witch's hexes. It is also one of the favored woods to be used as a stake against vampires.
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Rowan Francis Henchy, daughter of actress Brooke Shields and Chris Henchy.
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Rowan Mayfair - main character in Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches series.
Lady Rowan, the young friend of the protagonist in the children's fantasy book series "The Magic Thief"
Rowan Redfern, a character in the Night World series by L.J. Smith.
Rowan Love a character in Karen Mccombie's book series Ally's world. Her sisters are Linnhe "Linn" (the loch Linnhe), Alexandra "Ally (the palace), Tor (think Glastonbury) and Ivy (named after St Ives)