Rowan - Meaning of Rowan
[ 2 syll. ro-wan, row-an ] The baby girl name Rowan is also used as a boy name, and it is more frequently a boy name. It is pronounced in English as ROW-ahN †. Rowan's language of origin is Celtic and Old English. It is predominantly used in English and Scottish. From Celtic roots, its meaning is 'little ruddy one, little red-haired one'. It is derived from the word ruadh which is of the meaning 'red'. See Rowan for more information.
In addition, Rowan is a form of the English, German, and Welsh Rowena.
See also the related form, the English, Dutch, French, German, and Scottish Roy.
Rowan is a popular baby girl name, and it is also regarded as trendy. The name has been growing in popularity since the 2000s; prior to that, it was of only very modest use. Its usage peaked recently in 2018 with 0.078% of baby girls being named Rowan. It was #211 in rank then. Among all girl names in its family, Rowan was the most frequently used in 2018. In the last century Rowan has primarily been a boy name. In 2017, 87% more boys than girls were given the name Rowan.
Baby names that sound like Rowan include Ra'naa, Rachna, Raegan, Ragan, Ragen, Ragene, Raggan, Rajnee, Rajney, Rajni, Rajnie, Rajny, Rakkon, Rakon, Rashane, Rashaun, Rashawn, Rashmi, Rashon, and Rasine.
† Pronunciation for Rowan: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"