Rowan

Origin of the Boy’s Name Rowan

Rowan
Rowan Atkinson a famous English person with the name.

Rowan is a boy’s name that has more than one root, mainly Celtic, Irish, and English origins. The name is unisex and can be used as a boy name and girl name.

The name is a derivative of the English vocabulary word for the deciduous rowan tree. It was first used by two Irish saints in the 5th century, and then later adopted by English speakers during the 20th century.

Meaning of Rowan

The Boy’s name Rowan basically means “little red-haired one.” The pronunciation is ROW-ahN.

Popularity of Rowan

Rowan is impartially popular and is considered a little trendy. The popularity of Rowan has been increasing since the 1990s, but it was not in the top 100 boy names as of 2014.

Famous People with the Name Rowan

Rowan is a type of a deciduous tree that produces red berries, thus leading to the adaptation of the name for boys.

Here are some of the famous holders of the name:

  • Rowan Atkinson – Is a very popular English comedian, actor and screenwriter, best known for his work Mr. Bean.
  • Rowan Williams – Is a Welsh poet, theologian and more importantly and Anglican Bishop. He is the current chancellor of the University of South Wales.
  • Places with the name in the USA and Northen Ireland.

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