US Popularity:89
Meaning:little red-head
Rowan is a gender-neutral name of Irish and Scottish origins, deriving from Ruadhán, meaning “little redhead.” A strong surname, Rowan is also as beloved in nature as it is in folklore. The Rowan tree was thought to protect against witchcraft and enchantment, and today grows as a deciduous tree that fruits red berries in the autumn. Celebrities have also grown fond of Rowan, with actor Brooke Shields giving the name to her daughter in 2003. A name that’s so vividly associated with red could be perfect for little red-haired baby, or to pay tribute to your favorite color or fiery personality. Whatever your preference, Rowan is undoubtedly a red-hot choice.

Famous People Named Rowan

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  • Rowan Atkinson
    Actor, Comedian

Rowan Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Rowan is currently #6 on The Bump
Boy:Rowan is currently #4 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Rowan is currently #5 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Rowan is currently #89 in U.S. births
Boy:Rowan is currently #76 in U.S. births
Girl:Rowan is currently #233 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 44
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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