[ 2 syll. bo-wen, bow-en ] The baby boy name Bowen is pronounced as B-AWehN †.
1: Bowen's language of origin is Celtic, and it is used mainly in the English and Welsh languages. The name's meaning is 'small, victorious one'.
Derivatives of Bowen include the English Bow, the name Bowan, the name Bowe, the name Bowin, the name Bowon, the name Bowun, and the name Bowyn.
Another variant of Bowen is the English diminutive form Bowie.
2: Bowen's origin is Old Welsh. Here, it means 'son of the well-born or youthful one'.
See also the related categories, english, youthful (powerful), son (heir), victorious, welsh, and celtic.
Bowen is fairly popular as a baby name for boys, and it is also regarded as trendy. The name has been growing in popularity since the 2010s; prior to that, it was of only irregular use. Its usage peaked modestly in 2018 with 0.036% of baby boys being named Bowen. Its ranking then was #431. Among all boy names in its group, Bowen was the most popular in 2018. Bowen was thrice as popular as the next ranked name, Bowie, in that year.
Baby names that sound like Bowen include Bachan, Bahman, Banan, Bane, Banjea, Banjey, Banji, Banjie, Banjy, Bannie, Banny, Banyn, Beaman, Bean, Beavin, Beavon, Beavun, Beeman, Beman, and Ben-Am.
† English pronunciation for Bowen: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; AW as in "cow (K.AW)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"