Origin:Welsh
Popularity:32
Meaning:born of yew; youth
Among the powerful O names for boys (like Oliver and Otis), Owen has become increasingly popular with parents. According to Social Security Administration data, the Welsh form Owain and the Greek cognate Eugene has had a spectacular journey, traveling from the top 50 to the top 20 in just seven years. Glee actress Heather Morris named her son Owen in 2016, as did actor Noah Wyle in 2002 and singer Michelle Branch, who named her daughter Owen in 2005.

Famous Owens

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  • Owen Daniels
    Football Player
  • Owen Fielding
    Actor
  • Owen Jones
    Journalist
  • Owen Wilson
    Actor

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Source: Social Security Administration

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