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

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

Rowena Wallace, Australian actress
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Rowena A. Morrill, American illustrator
Rowena Webster, Australian Olympic water polo player
Rowena Moore, American civil rights activist
Rowena Cooper, Scottish actress

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, Anglo-Saxon heroine of Sir Walter Scott's "Ivanhoe"
Lady Rowena Trevanion, character in Edgar Allan Poe's short story "Ligeia"
Rowena Ravenclaw, co-founder of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series
Rowena Morgan, student in movie "Mr. Holland's Opus"
Rowena Greene, sister of the main character in Carolyn MacCullough's "Once a Witch"
Duchess Rowena, the villain in "Barbie in the Twelve Dancing Princesses"
Rowena, witch and mother to Crowley in the CW show Supernatural

Ro, Roe, Rowan, Roweena, Roweina, Rowen, Rowina, Rowynna, Winnie

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