Owen

Owen - A popular male name



  Dec 10,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Owen, meaning young warrior; well-born, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #227. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Owen and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Owen? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Owen. The baby boy name Owen was given to 8,630 baby boys in 2012, ranking #38 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 190 baby boys were given this name - making this a popular male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Owen peaked in popularity 6 years ago in 2012 on position 38.



Famous with this name

Clive Owen
Owen Vaccaro
Owen Wilson


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Owen is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Owen is currently topping the baby name charts in Maine at position #4 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #107.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Owen is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Owen is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Owen goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 1 other boys in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Owen origin and meaning

Owen is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means young warrior; well-born. To see famous people named Owen, pop culture references for the name Owen and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Owen

We've found the following names that sound similar to Owen, sorted by popularity.

Om / Onnie / Ohm / Owyn / Onie / Ona /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201238
201144
201047
200951
200858
200756
200658
200560
200467
200372
200294
2001130
2000143
1999152
1998179
1997224
1996279
1995353
1994453
1993466
1992481
1991465
1990449
1989453
1988418
1987399
1986431
1985421
1984424
1983432
1982435
1981431
1980452
1979427
1978504
1977455
1976474
1975491
1974436
1973430
1972450
1971518
1970525
1969483
1968530
1967515
1966482
1965491
1964466
1963508
1962434
1961429
1960407
1959402
1958415
1957390
1956382
1955397
1954359
1953339
1952325
1951356
1950345
1949355
1948340
1947343
1946324
1945310
1944301
1943305
1942301
1941289
1940294
1939284
1938277
1937265
1936272
1935267
1934258
1933249
1932250
1931252
1930247
1929237
1928248
1927236
1926234
1925222
1924212
1923216
1922204
1921193
1920217
1919221
1918213
1917225
1916219
1915218
1914216
1913225
1912211
1911217
1910227

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Maine4
South Dakota4
Vermont4
Iowa5
Nebraska5
Wisconsin5
Wyoming6
Minnesota6
New Hampshire10
Montana14
Oregon16
Utah16
Ohio17
Michigan18
Rhode Island18
Kansas20
Massachusetts21
Missouri22
Washington22
Indiana24
West Virginia24
Pennsylvania27
Illinois27
Colorado28
Idaho33
Delaware40
Louisiana43
New York43
Virginia43
Maryland45
Connecticut47
North Dakota47
District of Columbia50
Hawaii50
Tennessee52
South Carolina54
Alaska54
Kentucky54
North Carolina56
New Jersey57
Nevada59
Oklahoma63
Georgia67
Alabama70
Arkansas74
Arizona74
Florida79
California80
New Mexico87
Mississippi88
Texas107

Even more about Owen


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Owen a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a popular male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Owen?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Owen
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 190
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +8,630

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