Cowan Name Meaning & Origin
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Pronounced "ko wan"
Has one variant: Coe
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Anglicized form of Comhghan, meaning "born together."
Celtic surname, probably related to the given name Eoghan (Owen) meaning "dweller at a hollow" or possibly meaning "of the yew tree".
Old Scots occupational name for a dry stone mason.
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Major General David "Punch" Tennant Cowan, British World War II general.
Elliot Cowan, British actor.
Walter Cowan, British Royal Navy admiral in both WWI and WWII.
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