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Gender: F Meaning of Rowena: "famous friend" Origin of Rowena: Welsh

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A fabled storybook name via the heroine of Ivanhoe, Rowena has some old-fashioned charm, though most modern parents seem to prefer Rowan.

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Famous People Named Rowena

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Pop Culture References for the Name Rowena

Rowena of British legend, daughter of the Saxon chieftain Hengist and wife to High King Vortigern
Lady Rowena of Hargottstandestede, highborn Anglo-Saxon heroine of Sir Walter Scott's popular historical novel Ivanhoe
Rowena Ravenclaw, one of the four celebrated founders of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series
Rowena Morgan, a singer and muse to Mr. Holland in the 1995 movie Mr. Holland's Opus

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