Rowena

First Name
10k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Wiktionary

Medieval Latinized form of some Old Saxon name, possibly Germanic hrod "fame" + wynn "joy". It was revived after Walter Scott used it in his novel Ivanhoe (1819).

  1. A female given name.
  2. An unincorporated community in Kentucky
  3. A community in New Brunswick, Canada
  4. A town in New South Wales, Australia
  5. A census-designated place in Oregon
  6. An unincorporated community in South Dakota
  7. An unincorporated community in Texas

Notable Persons Named Rowena

Rowena Wallace is a television actor. Her ongoing career started in 1967. Rowena was born on August 23rd, 1947 in Coventry.

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Rowena King is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1991. Rowena was given the name Roweena Josephine King on December 6th, 1970 in London. Rowena is also known as Roweena King, King, and Roweena Josephine.

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Rowena Cooper is an actor and actress. Rowena was born in 1935.

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Rowena Sanchez Arrieta is a . She plays Piano. Rowena was born in 1962.

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Rowena Morrill is an artist in the fields of cover art, painting, and illustration. Rowena was born on September 14th, 1944 in Mississippi.

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Rowena Meeks Abdy was an artist. Rowena was born on April 24th, 1887. She left this life on August 18th, 1945.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rowena

Emma Rowena was a housewife. Her career lasted from 1955 to 1973. Emma was born on October 25th, 1887 in Guyan Township, Gallia County, Ohio, U.S. She left this life on June 4th, 1973.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 8 8 0
1881 6 6 0
1882 13 13 0
1883 13 13 0
1884 19 19 0
1885 20 20 0
1886 18 18 0
1887 27 27 0
1888 19 19 0
1889 17 17 0
1890 28 28 0
1891 32 32 0
1892 32 32 0
1893 41 41 0
1894 33 33 0
1895 41 41 0
1896 43 43 0
1897 34 34 0
1898 32 32 0
1899 38 38 0
1900 42 42 0
1901 37 37 0
1902 37 37 0
1903 27 27 0
1904 43 43 0
1905 27 27 0
1906 46 46 0
1907 41 41 0
1908 54 54 0
1909 52 52 0
1910 55 55 0
1911 60 60 0
1912 96 96 0
1913 119 119 0
1914 136 136 0
1915 182 182 0
1916 165 165 0
1917 224 224 0
1918 175 175 0
1919 200 200 0
1920 194 194 0
1921 209 209 0
1922 181 181 0
1923 188 188 0
1924 165 165 0
1925 170 170 0
1926 162 162 0
1927 171 171 0
1928 157 157 0
1929 177 177 0
1930 158 158 0
1931 159 159 0
1932 180 180 0
1933 139 139 0
1934 168 168 0
1935 122 122 0
1936 122 122 0
1937 136 136 0
1938 157 157 0
1939 140 140 0
1940 121 121 0
1941 120 120 0
1942 109 109 0
1943 124 124 0
1944 99 99 0
1945 89 89 0
1946 107 107 0
1947 113 113 0
1948 85 85 0
1949 89 89 0
1950 98 98 0
1951 114 114 0
1952 114 114 0
1953 153 153 0
1954 161 161 0
1955 135 135 0
1956 121 121 0
1957 137 137 0
1958 107 107 0
1959 127 127 0
1960 111 111 0
1961 126 126 0
1962 143 143 0
1963 122 122 0
1964 99 99 0
1965 91 91 0
1966 75 75 0
1967 80 80 0
1968 64 64 0
1969 49 49 0
1970 55 55 0
1971 77 77 0
1972 58 58 0
1973 58 58 0
1974 45 45 0
1975 60 60 0
1976 54 54 0
1977 55 55 0
1978 48 48 0
1979 56 56 0
1980 59 59 0
1981 44 44 0
1982 52 52 0
1983 47 47 0
1984 41 41 0
1985 38 38 0
1986 35 35 0
1987 24 24 0
1988 27 27 0
1989 24 24 0
1990 21 21 0
1991 22 22 0
1992 18 18 0
1993 16 16 0
1994 10 10 0
1995 11 11 0
1996 19 19 0
1997 16 16 0
1998 17 17 0
1999 13 13 0
2000 15 15 0
2001 11 11 0
2002 12 12 0
2003 6 6 0
2004 14 14 0
2005 18 18 0
2006 15 15 0
2007 9 9 0
2008 12 12 0
2009 14 14 0
2010 7 7 0
2011 15 15 0
2012 11 11 0
2013 11 11 0
2014 14 14 0
2015 12 12 0
2016 19 19 0
2017 22 22 0

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Popularity of Rowena as a first name

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Common last names for Rowena

  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Anderson
  • Davis
  • Lewis
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Lee
  • Wilson
  • Thomas
  • Hill

Fun Facts about the name Rowena

  • How Popular is the name Rowena? Rowena is the 2,469th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Rowena have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,227 babies born with the first name Rowena in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rowena to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rowena? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Rowena first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rowena is Tuesday, April 18th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Rowena born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rowena was in 1917 with a total of 224 babies.
  • Random Rowena Factoid: According to the 1973 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rowena ranks 73rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 16 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1973.
  • Weird things about the name Rowena: Your name in reverse order is Anewor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Waeorn. How do you pronounce that?

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