The name Owen means The Yew Tree Or Youth and is of Irish origin. Owen is a name that's been used primarily by parents who are considering baby names for boys.
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.
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