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Gender: Male
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Desire Born

The name Owen means Desire Born and is of Welsh origin. Owen is a name that's been primarily used for boys.

Common nicknames for the name Owen include Owe, Wayne, and Wen.

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:
Ethan, Liam, Oliver, Gavin, Landon, Caleb, Aiden
Olivia, Ava, Charlotte, Emma, Amelia, Ella, Grace
Owen Stats
Owen is on 11,502 members' favorite name lists
Owen is currently #6 on the Baby Names popularity charts
Owen is currently #25 in U.S. births
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Owen Meany - Lagwagon