A fabled storybook name via the heroine of Sir WalterScott's novel Ivanhoe (1819),which featured a heroine called Rowena of Hargottstanstede. Rowena has some old-fashioned charm, though most modern parents seem to prefer Rowan.
Rowena Wallace, Australian actress
Rowena Othlie Jackson, New Zealand ballerina
Rowena Fischer Meeks Abdy, American painter
Rowenna Davis, English journalist and politician
Rowena A. Morrill, American illustrator
Rowena Webster, Australian Olympic water polo player
Rowena Moore, American civil rights activist
Rowena Cooper, Scottish actress
Lady Rowena of Hargottstandestede, character in "Ivanhoe" by Sir WalterScott
Lady Rowena Trevanion, character in "Ligeia" by EdgarAllanPoe
Rowena Ravenclaw, founder of one of the four Hogwarts houses in the HarryPotter series
Rowena Morgan, character in "Mr. Holland's Opus"
Rowena Greene, character in "Once a Witch" by Carolyn McCullough
Duchess Rowena, character in "Barbie in the Twelve Dancing Princesses"
Rowena, character in "Supernatural"