Gender: Male Meaning of Bowen: "son of Owen" Origin of Bowen: Welsh Bowen's Popularity in 2019: #432

Bowen Origin and Meaning

The name Bowen is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "son of Owen".

Bowen is a Celtic surname representing two separate Celtic strains, one Welsh and one Irish, and entered the US Top 1000 for the first time in 2011.

Football Hall of Famer Drew Brees named his son Bowen, as did a recent reality show couple looking for the perfect name to 'brand' their baby. It does have the appealing nickname Bo.

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Rank in US: #432

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Pop Culture References for the name Bowen

Bow, Bowin, Bowie


merlynhawk Says:


Way back in 1976 I went to high school with a boy named Bowen Roberts. And boy did I have a crush on him! And I've never actually known anyone else with this name. And as you might guess, because of my crush I've always really liked this name.

iipostmvh Says:


I agree!

Jfchapman Says:


My husband loves Bo and I love Rowan. Seems like a perfect compromise!

Heather Sheward Dratwa Says:


We named our son Bowen Wesley in 1999.

FeatherWrites Says:


My cousin has this name! I think it's very cute yet also very handsome, and overall a great name.

PoppyOrangey Says:


Very cute. I love the nickname Bo, but it's too short on its own. I don't like Beaumont or Beauregard, so this is a perfect compromise!

indiefendi2 Says:


A handsome way to elongate Bowie or Beau!