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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bowser

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  • A user from New York, United States says the name Bowser is of African origin and means "The beast of the castle".

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From Bowser (“a surname”), after Sylvanus Bowser, US inventor of the first fuel pump; also a trade name of SF Bowser inc., the inventor's company.

  1. (now chiefly Australia and New Zealand) A fuel metering/delivery pump at a filling station.
  2. A road vehicle (often a trailer) for the transport of liquid fuel, particularly aviation fuel at an airfield.
  3. (Britain) A mobile water tank deployed to distribute fresh water in emergency situations where the normal system of piped distribution has broken down or is insufficient.
  4. (Ireland, slang, used in the vocative) A buffoon or imbecile.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Bowser

Muriel Bowser is a --05- Member of the Council of the District of Columbia, from Ward 8th Mayor of the District of Columbia, and Member of theCouncil of the District of Columbia. Muriel was born on August 2nd, 1972 in North Michigan Park.


Mary was born in 1839.


Andrew Bowser is a film actor, film director, screenwriter, and producer. He has had major accomplishments since 2002. Andrew was born in Bowie, Maryland. Andrew is also known as Andrew Paul Bowser.


Paul was born on May 28th, 1886. Paul is also known as Bowser and Paul Forbes. He died on July 17th, 1960.


Sylvanus was born in 1854. He breathed his last breath in 1938.



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Popularity of Bowser as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bowser U.S.
  White 74.44% 64.26%
  African American 21.10% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.34% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.37% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.03% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.72% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bowser

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

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Fun Facts about the name Bowser

  • How Popular is the name Bowser? As a last name Bowser was the 2,517th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Bowser first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Bowser is Saturday, October 29th, 1881.
  • How unique is the name Bowser? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Bowser. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Bowser: Your name in reverse order is Reswob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bsoerw. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bowser? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 14,383 people with the last name Bowser.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bowser? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Bowser as their last name.

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