Name Rowan Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Rowan


Rowan is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Rowan thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Rowan?

The Irish unisex name Rowan derived from the Gaelic surname Ó Ruadháin, but also from the name of the rowan tree.

What does the name Rowan mean?

Rowan means “descendant of Ruadhán” (from Gaelic “Ó” = grandson/descendant) or “little red-head” (from Celtic “ruadh” = red/red-haired). Besides, Rowan means “rowan tree” (from Old Norse “reynir” or ultimately from Germanic “raud-inan” = to redden, related to the red berries).

Pronunciation of Rowan

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Popularity of the name Rowan

The name Rowan is ranked #1480 overall.

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