US Popularity:6699
Other Origin(s):British, Welsh
Meaning:Famous friend; Fame and joy; Fair-haired; White or pure spear
The name Rowena is of uncertain origin but is thought to descend from Old High German, Welsh, and Old English. Its various roots give the possible meanings “famous friend, “fame and joy,” “fair-haired,” and “white/pure spear.” This name has old-fashioned charm and has made a comeback in recent years through the Harry Potter franchise, with Rowena Ravenclaw being one of the founders of Hogwarts. Whether you would love to pay tribute to Harry Potter or simply wish baby all the happiness in the world, the name Rowena is one to remember.

Rowena Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Rowena is currently #3325 on The Bump
Girl:Rowena is currently #1484 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Rowena is currently #6699 in U.S. births
Girl:Rowena is currently #2672 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 670
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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