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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bowe

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  1. Obsolete spelling of bow

Notable Persons Named Bowe


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bowe

Riddick Bowe is a boxer. Riddick was born on August 10th, 1967 in New York, U.S.


Dwayne Bowe is a football player for the Cleveland Browns. Dwayne was born on September 21st, 1984 in Miami.


Tommy Bowe is a rugby player.


David Bowe is an actor. David was born on January 4th, 1964 in United States.


She was most active from 1952 to 1986. Rosemarie was born on September 17th, 1932 in Butte, Montana, U.S. Rosemarie is also known as Rosemarie Stack.


John was born on April 16th, 1954 in Devonport, Tasmania.


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Popularity of Bowe as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bowe U.S.
  White 76.27% 64.26%
  African American 19.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.57% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.20% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bowe

People with the last name Bowe are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Bowe

  • How Popular is the name Bowe? Bowe is the 35,442nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Bowe was the 5,264th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bowe have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 108 babies born with the first name Bowe in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bowe to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bowe? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1977 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Bowe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bowe is Saturday, September 4th, 1897.
  • What year had the most people named Bowe born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bowe was in 2014 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Bowe: Your name in reverse order is Ewob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ebwo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bowe? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,628 people with the last name Bowe.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bowe? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Bowe as their last name.

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