"young warrior; well-born"

Owen Origin and Meaning

The name Owen is both a boy's name and a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "young warrior; well-born".
Ever since singer Michelle Branch gave it to her daughter in 2005, Owen has started to be used for a small number of girls each year as well. Just 39 baby girls received the name in 2021, compared with over 8700 boys.

Owen Popularity

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Famous People Named Owen

  • Owen Isabelle Landaudaughter of musician Michelle Branch Owen Elliot Kugell, daughter of Mama Cass Elliot (of the Mamas and the Papas)

Owen in Pop Culture

  • "U.N. Owen Was Her" song from the Touhou games
  • U.N. Owencharacter in Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" and personalized version of "unknown"