First name origin & meaning:

Irish: Born to nobility; warrior

First name variations: Owyn, Ewan, Ewen, Owens, Owaine, Owan, Owayne, Owin, Owine

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Welsh: from the Welsh personal name Owain, probably a borrowing in Roman times of Latin Eugenius (see Eugene), but possibly of more ancient Celtic origin, cognate with Gaelic Eoghan.
  2. Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eoghain ‘son of Eoghan’ (see McEwen).

Famous people with this first name: Owen Wilson

Famous people who gave their babies this name: Michelle Branch, Phoebe Cates, Stephen King, Kevin Kline, Rob Lowe, Noah Wylie, Ricki Lake

This name appears in the following lists: Cities, Saints

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