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Rowan

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27k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rowan

"Rowan" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the Rowan Tree". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Row"an
Rowan tree.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Eurasian tree with orange-red berrylike fruits
Wiktionary

Anglicised from the Irish saints' name Ruadhán (“little red one”), or as a surname from Ó Ruadháin (“descendant of Ruadhán”).

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name.
  3. A female given name of modern usage, often associated with the rowan tree.

Notable Persons Named Rowan

Rowan Atkinson is a physical comedy, satire, and black comedy comedian. Rowan was given the name Rowan Sebastian Atkinson on January 6th, 1955 in Consett, County Durham, England.

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Rowan Blanchard is an actress. She was most active from 2010 to present. Rowan was born on October 14th, 2001 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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David Oakes is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to 2008. David was given the name Rowan David Oakes on October 14th, 1983 in Fordingbridge.

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Gavin Menzies is a pseudohistory writer. Gavin was given the name Rowan Gavin Paton Menzies on August 14th, 1937.

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Route 94 is a deep house and dubstep record producer and remix. He was most prominent from 2010 to present. Route was given the name Rowan Tyler Jones on December 6th, 1993. Route is also known as Dream.

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Rowan Robertson is a hard rock and heavy metal music musician. He plays ESP Guitars, Charvel, and Marshall Amplification. He has had major accomplishments since 1990. Rowan was born on November 22nd, 1971 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rowan

Erick was born on November 28th, 1981 in Minneapolis.

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Kelly Rowan is an actress, model, and actor. She has been prominent since 1984. Kelly was born on October 26th, 1965 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Dan Rowan was a comedian. Dan was given the name Daniel Hale Rowan on July 22nd, 1922 in Beggs, Oklahoma. He breathed his last breath on September 22nd, 1987.

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Peter Rowan is a bluegrass music, progressive bluegrass, folk music, country music, country rock, folk rock, psychedelic music, and tejano music musician. He plays Guitar, Vocals, and Mandolin. He has been prominent since 1963. Peter was born on July 4th, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

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Marc Rowan is an investor and philanthropist. Marc was born Marc Rowan in 1962.

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Carl Rowan was a government official, journalist, and author. Carl was given the name Carl Thomas Rowan on August 11th, 1925 in Ravenscroft, Tennessee. He died on September 23rd, 2000.

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How popular is the baby name Rowan in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1916 5 0 5
1918 7 0 7
1919 6 0 6
1920 5 0 5
1921 9 0 9
1922 11 0 11
1923 7 0 7
1924 6 0 6
1925 8 0 8
1926 8 0 8
1927 7 0 7
1928 11 0 11
1931 13 0 13
1932 5 0 5
1933 6 0 6
1934 11 0 11
1935 7 0 7
1936 7 0 7
1937 8 0 8
1938 8 0 8
1939 7 0 7
1940 5 0 5
1942 12 7 5
1943 7 0 7
1944 9 0 9
1945 11 0 11
1946 8 0 8
1947 8 0 8
1948 10 0 10
1949 13 0 13
1950 9 0 9
1951 5 0 5
1952 12 0 12
1953 6 0 6
1954 5 0 5
1955 8 0 8
1956 8 0 8
1957 10 0 10
1958 7 0 7
1959 7 0 7
1960 5 0 5
1961 6 0 6
1963 5 0 5
1964 16 0 16
1965 6 0 6
1966 8 0 8
1967 8 0 8
1968 7 0 7
1969 10 0 10
1971 11 0 11
1972 7 0 7
1973 7 0 7
1974 7 0 7
1975 15 6 9
1976 12 0 12
1978 13 0 13
1979 12 0 12
1980 18 7 11
1981 26 6 20
1982 27 10 17
1983 19 9 10
1984 25 10 15
1985 25 5 20
1986 31 11 20
1987 20 6 14
1988 39 10 29
1989 40 13 27
1990 34 5 29
1991 69 30 39
1992 75 33 42
1993 100 62 38
1994 146 93 53
1995 170 106 64
1996 235 146 89
1997 276 167 109
1998 249 146 103
1999 283 140 143
2000 313 158 155
2001 371 174 197
2002 412 207 205
2003 571 245 326
2004 908 379 529
2005 949 347 602
2006 1,123 451 672
2007 1,580 711 869
2008 1,645 674 971
2009 1,571 616 955
2010 1,563 608 955
2011 1,589 543 1,046
2012 1,829 683 1,146
2013 1,908 713 1,195
2014 2,319 774 1,545
2015 2,794 985 1,809
2016 3,522 1,344 2,178

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Popularity of Rowan as a first name

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Popularity of Rowan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rowan U.S.
  White 87.26% 64.26%
  African American 7.03% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.86% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.92% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.24% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rowan

People with the last name Rowan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Rowan

  • How Popular is the name Rowan? Rowan is the 1,437th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rowan was the 2,581st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rowan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 27,351 babies born with the first name Rowan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rowan to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rowan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rowan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rowan is Wednesday, January 17th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Rowan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rowan was in 2016 with a total of 2,178 babies. That's a lot of babies named Rowan!
  • Random Rowan Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rowan ranks 101st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Oregon. Imagine that, 49 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Rowan: Your name in reverse order is Nawor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nawor. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rowan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 13,993 people with the last name Rowan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rowan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Rowan as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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