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All about the name Owen

Welsh Origin
"Desire Born"
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The meaning of the name Owen is Desire Born. The origin of the name Owen is Welsh. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.

Owen is a name with Welsh origins. The meaning of the name Owen is Desire Born. An alternative spelling is Owain. 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 named Owen 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 (Boardwalk Empire), Owen Harper (Torchwood) and Owen Hunt (Grey’s Anatomy).

People who like the name Owen tend to like names that are popular and of British origins.

People who like the name Owen also like:
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Owen Stats
Owen is on 11,461 BN name lists
Owen is currently #6 on the BN charts
Owen is currently #28 in U.S. births
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Owen Meany - Lagwagon