Names That Mean Bow

  1. Evander
    • Origin:

      Scottish; Greek
    • Meaning:

      "bow warrior; strong man"
    • Description:

      Evander is a name that could build on the popularity of shorter form Evan, and could work and play well with schoolmates like Zander and Xander.
  2. Boden
    • Origin:

      English or German surname
    • Meaning:

      "hill shaped like a bow or floor"
    • Description:

      Boden is most often inspired by the clothing catalog of the same name, and it feels like an appropriate first name for boys because of its stylish two-syllable -n ending rhythm, a la Logan, Mason, Owen, and other trendy choices. While Boden or Bowden is a fairly common English surname, in German it is the everyday name for "floor". Boden entered the US Top 1000 in 2014. You might also consider Bowen, Bode, Bodhi, and Bowie.
  3. Roa
    • Origin:

      Spanish and Catalan surname
    • Meaning:

      "arched wood that forms a bow"
    • Description:

      This Catalan and Spanish surname is derived from the Spanish word "rueda" from the Latin "rota," meaning "arched wood that forms a bow."
  4. Poloma
    • Origin:

      Choctaw, Native American
    • Meaning:

      "bow"
    • Description:

      Although it looks and sounds like the Spanish name Paloma, meaning "dove," Poloma has Native American origins from the Choctaw tribe.
  5. Bowden
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "bow hill"
    • Description:

      English surname and place name, or a variation on Beauden.
  6. Bogi
    • Origin:

      Old Norse
    • Meaning:

      "bow"
    • Description:

      This Old Norse name — perhaps ideal for a Sagittarius child — is mostly used in modern Iceland and the Faroe Islands.
  7. Iobhar
    • Origin:

      Irish, Gaelic
    • Meaning:

      "yew or bow warrior"
    • Description:

      Irish spelling of Ivor
  8. Iivari
    • Origin:

      Finnish
    • Meaning:

      "bow warrior"
    • Description:

      The Finnish form of Ivar or Ivor, borne by ice hockey player Iivari Räsänen and several other Finnish sports stars.