Boy Baby Name

Rowen

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Quick Facts on Rowen

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • American, Irish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 970
Pronunciation:
RO-ən
Simple meaning:
Little redhead

Characteristics of Rowen

  • Communicative
  • Creative
  • Optimistic
  • Popular
  • Social
  • Dramatic
  • Happy

Etymology & Historical Origin - Rowen

Rowen is either a misspelling or an intentional respelling of Rowan. Rowan, in turn, is the anglicized form of an old Irish nickname, Rúadhán, from the Gaelic word for “red-haired” or “little red one”. The name was borne by a 6th century Irish saint in County Tipperary who has been venerated as one of Ireland’s Twelve Apostles. It was Saint Rúadhán’s legendary prophecy that the Celtic pagan king Diarmait would be killed by the roof-beam in the king’s estate at Tara. Superstitious, the king thus had the beam removed and cast into the sea. Unbeknownst to him, the beam had been retrieved from the sea and placed in another estate in Banbán. While on a circuit of Ireland, King Diarmait arrived at the hall in Banbán where the beam fell on him, killed him, and so Rúadhán’s prophesy was fulfilled. Saint Rúadhán’s place in Irish history or folklore helped to maintain the name’s successful usage for many, many centuries. It’s also a charming moniker that brings to attention certain physical attributes, in this case, red hair. From a historical perspective, Rowan has always been considered masculine but American parents are also using the name on their little girls (like Brooke Shields). Rowen is a new spelling that just emerged (it merely swaps the “a” for an “e”).

Popularity of the Name Rowen

Rowen appeared on the U.S. male naming charts in 2010 (not on the girl’s). As Rowan has become increasingly more popular for little boys in America, some parents have decided to respell this old Irish moniker. We suspect Rowen is intended to render the name more phonetic, but in actuality it looks misspelled. Some Americans have little concern about “correct” spellings of names and have no problem arbitrarily changing them. Rowen is a mild example of this practice, but it is typical in certain circles. Parents may find the "e" spelling slightly more masculine.
Popularity of the Boy Name Rowen
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Rowen

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Personality of the Boy Name Rowen

The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.

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