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Gender: Male Meaning of Gower: "pure" Origin of Gower: Welsh

The name Gower is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "pure". Gower and is often added to lists like Unique Boy Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Choose Their Stage Names".

From the experts:

This Old Welsh name associated with blacksmiths has never caught on, but it has the right two-syllable occupational feel to qualify for revival. Gower Champion was a successful midcentury dancer, choreographer and director on the Broadway stage, in films and on TV.

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Famous People Named Gower

Gower Champion, American dancer and choreographer

Pop Culture References for the name Gower

Gower Woodseer, penniless philosopher in The Amazing Marriage (1895) by George Meredith, based on writer Robert Louis Stevenson
Mr. Gower, pharmacist in movie "It's a Wonderful Life"
Gower Street, in Hollywood, Ca.


FantasyandPrayer Says:


I would pronounce it Gower as in flower, I've seen it as a surname pronounced like this. I actually really like Gower, it's a nice shout out to my favourite hobby- watching the cricket as well as having a lovely meaning

Kate_Kat_Bar Says:


Is anyone sure how to pronounce this? Is it GO-er?