Gender: Male
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Desire Born
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The name Owen means Desire Born and is of Welsh origin. Owen is a name that's been used by parents who are considering baby names 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:
MaleEthan, Liam, Oliver, Gavin, Landon, Caleb, Aiden
FemaleOlivia, Ava, Charlotte, Emma, Amelia, Ella, Grace
Owen Stats
checkmark Owen is on 11,523 members' favorite name lists
checkmark Owen is currently #6 on the Baby Names popularity charts
checkmark Owen is currently #25 in U.S. births
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