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Owen

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 78 0 78
1881 67 0 67
1882 65 0 65
1883 63 0 63
1884 91 0 91
1885 70 0 70
1886 83 0 83
1887 68 0 68
1888 98 0 98
1889 75 0 75
1890 68 0 68
1891 73 0 73
1892 102 0 102
1893 80 0 80
1894 80 0 80
1895 75 0 75
1896 83 0 83
1897 70 0 70
1898 64 0 64
1899 66 0 66
1900 93 0 93
1901 80 0 80
1902 63 0 63
1903 83 0 83
1904 71 0 71
1905 89 0 89
1906 82 0 82
1907 104 0 104
1908 105 0 105
1909 90 0 90
1910 118 0 118
1911 156 0 156
1912 265 0 265
1913 293 0 293
1914 356 0 356
1915 484 5 479
1916 494 5 489
1917 495 6 489
1918 599 8 591
1919 556 0 556
1920 598 0 598
1921 704 0 704
1922 632 0 632
1923 591 5 586
1924 634 0 634
1925 582 0 582
1926 560 5 555
1927 550 0 550
1928 507 0 507
1929 535 9 526
1930 520 8 512
1931 462 5 457
1932 444 0 444
1933 439 0 439
1934 435 0 435
1935 411 0 411
1936 385 0 385
1937 411 0 411
1938 412 6 406
1939 383 0 383
1940 363 0 363
1941 413 0 413
1942 414 0 414
1943 417 0 417
1944 392 0 392
1945 369 0 369
1946 392 0 392
1947 405 0 405
1948 385 0 385
1949 370 0 370
1950 396 6 390
1951 375 0 375
1952 455 0 455
1953 413 0 413
1954 404 0 404
1955 346 0 346
1956 398 0 398
1957 411 5 406
1958 371 0 371
1959 385 0 385
1960 387 0 387
1961 354 0 354
1962 348 0 348
1963 279 0 279
1964 295 0 295
1965 272 0 272
1966 265 0 265
1967 230 0 230
1968 221 6 215
1969 273 0 273
1970 247 6 241
1971 249 0 249
1972 317 0 317
1973 342 6 336
1974 335 0 335
1975 296 0 296
1976 279 0 279
1977 323 0 323
1978 276 5 271
1979 371 0 371
1980 352 0 352
1981 380 0 380
1982 383 6 377
1983 363 6 357
1984 396 0 396
1985 418 6 412
1986 404 0 404
1987 461 0 461
1988 466 0 466
1989 434 0 434
1990 479 0 479
1991 461 6 455
1992 453 0 453
1993 457 0 457
1994 488 0 488
1995 705 6 699
1996 1,005 0 1,005
1997 1,371 6 1,365
1998 1,878 8 1,870
1999 2,379 6 2,373
2000 2,721 7 2,714
2001 3,029 0 3,029
2002 4,199 11 4,188 #94 boy name
2003 5,711 14 5,697 #72 boy name
2004 6,732 28 6,704 #67 boy name
2005 7,187 21 7,166 #60 boy name
2006 8,181 11 8,170 #58 boy name
2007 8,257 13 8,244 #56 boy name
2008 7,818 25 7,793 #58 boy name
2009 8,153 14 8,139 #51 boy name
2010 8,181 10 8,171 #47 boy name
2011 8,347 18 8,329 #44 boy name
2012 8,704 20 8,684 #38 boy name
2013 8,763 15 8,748 #38 boy name
2014 9,158 23 9,135 #36 boy name
2015 9,567 18 9,549 #36 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Owen baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 158,664 babies born with the name Owen in the United States. That's more than enough Owens to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 78 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Owen" was in 2015 with a total of 9,549 babies. (That's a lot of baby Owens)

According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Owen" ranks #17 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, 480 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 2012. Across the entire United States a total of 8,704 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Owen" mean? The list below shows the origins of Owen as well as things modernly associated with the name Owen such as celebrities named Owen.

Welsh

Origin and Meaning of Owen

The name "Owen" is of Welsh origin, and it means "Desire Born". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Ow"en
Own.

Etymology: See Own

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. English comparative anatomist and paleontologist who was an opponent of Darwinism (1804-1892)
  2. Welsh industrialist and social reformer who founded cooperative communities (1771-1858)

Owen Wilson

Owen Wilson is an actor, voice-over artist, writer, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1994 to present. Owen was born in 1968 as Owen Cunningham Wilson in Dallas, Texas, U.S.

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Owen Hart

Owen Hart is a professional wrestler. Owen was born in 1966 as Owen James Hart in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Owen Hargreaves

Owen Hargreaves is a football biography. Owen was born in 1981 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Owen Kline

Owen was born in 1991.

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Owen Schumacher

Owen was born in 1967.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Owen

Owen Daniels
Owen Hunt
Owen Joyner
Owen Grady
Owen J Roberts
Owen Labrie
Owen Labrie Parents

Alternative Meanings

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

W is for warm hearted, it's you!

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

N is for nice, need I say more?

Your name in reverse order is "Newo". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Enwo". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Owen born May 23, 1983

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Australia approximately on 1700. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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