Bowen Name Meaning & Origin
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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Bowen is an English surname and originally meant "Son of Owen".
- Personal experiences with the name Bowen
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
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- Meanings and history of the name Bowen
A variant of Owen, often used in older English
- Famous real-life people named Bowen
Bowen Hammit, son of Matt Hammit, lead singer of Sanctus Real.
Bowen Christopher Brees (b. 2010), son of American football quarterback Drew Brees
- Bowen in song, story & screen
Dennis Quaid played a dragonslayer named Bowen in Dragonheart (1996)