The name Bowen is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "son of Owen". Bowen is ranked #478 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like New Baby Names on the Rise and discussed in our forums with posts like "The Makeover Baby Name Game".
From the experts:
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.