• Gender: Male
  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: The Yew Tree Or Youth

What is the meaning of the name Owen?

The name Owen is primarily a male name of Irish origin that means The Yew Tree Or Youth.

Owen is derived from both Welsh and Irish names. In Irish naming, it's derived from the name Eoghan, pronounced O-wen or YO-wen. In Welsh, it's the English version of the name Owain, pronounced OH-ween.

Famous men with the name Owen include actors Owen Wilson and Owain Yeoman. Authors include Owen Davis and Owen Wister. There are many athletes named Owen, including Owen Daniels and Owen Schmitt. Owen Roberts was a Supreme Court Justice and Owen Begley was a New York politician.

Fictional characters named Owen include Owen Meaney from
John Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany. Television characters include Owen Slater from Boardwalk Empire, Owen Harper from Torchwood and Owen Hunt from Grey’s Anatomy.

People who like the name Owen also like:

Henry, Oliver, Gavin, Benjamin, Ethan, Landon, Liam, Charlotte, Sophia, Olivia, Ella, Emma, Ava, Amelia

Names like Owen:

Onan, Owena, On, Owain, Onni, Omeo, Om, Ona, Onawa, Onaona, Ownah, Oma, Oni, Oona, Omana, Oihane, Owino

Celebrity Babies with this Name:

Owen James Naughton - son of Kelli O'Hara and Greg Naughton , born 2009

Stats for the Name Owen

checkmark Owen is currently #9 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Owen is currently #19 in U.S. births

Songs about Owen

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Owen Meany - Lagwagon
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