Rowena Name Meaning & Origin
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- Nicknames for Rowena
Renie. I thought I was the only Rowena nicknamed Renie in the whole world, but when I googled it, I found several of us.
Well, my name is Rowena and my friends sometimes call me 'Wena' which is cool. Some people try and call me 'Row' but I don't really like that...
Not Weenie, PLEASE!
- Meanings and history of the name Rowena
Possibly a Latinized form of a Germanic name derived from the elements hrod "fame" and wynn "joy".
According to the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, this was the name of a daughter of the Saxon chief Hengist.
- Famous real-life people named Rowena
Rowena Jackson - Prima Ballerina from New Zealand.
- Rowena in song, story & screen
Rowena is a character in the short story "Ligeia", by Edgar Allan Poe.
It was popularized by Sir Walter Scott, who used it for a character in his novel 'Ivanhoe' (1819).
Rowena Ravenclaw, one of the four founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter book series.
Rowena Greene, sister of the main character in Carolyn MacCullough's "Once a Witch"
Duchess Rowena, the villain in "Barbie in the Twelve Dancing Princesses"
Rowena Morgan, student in the movie "Mr. Holland's Opus"
Rowena- crowleys's mother on supernatural