Rowan Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Rowan:
Popular Anglicized form of the Gaelic Ruadhán (little red-haired one).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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The Rowan tree, or Mountain Ash, is a flowering tree with red berries.
In European mythology, the Rowan tree is believed to have protective and magical properties, preventing a witch's hexes. It is also one of the favored woods to be used as a stake against vampires.
- Famous real-life people named Rowan
Rowan Douglas Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, Baron Williams of Oystermouth
Rowan Atkinson, aka Mr. Bean
Rowan Francis Henchy, daughter of actress Brooke Shields and Chris Hinchey.
Rowan Blanchard from girl meets world
- Rowan in song, story & screen
Rowan, the missing girl in The Wicker Man.
Rowan Mayfair, main character in Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches series.
Lady Rowan, the young friend of the protagonist in the children's fantasy book series "The Magic Thief"
Rowan Redfern, a character in the Night World series by L.J. Smith.
Rowan Love, a character in Karen Mccombie's book series Ally's world. Her sisters are Linnhe "Linn" (the loch Linnhe), Alexandra "Ally (the palace), Tor (think Glastonbury) and Ivy (named after St Ives)
The Rowan, titular character in Anne McCaffrey's "Tower and the Hive" series about telepaths and telekinetics.
Rowan Theirin (née Guerrin), late queen of Ferelden in the Dragon Age series of video games.
Rowan Durona, a cryorevival surgeon and one of a set of cloned sisters in the Vorkosigan novels by Lois McMaster Bujold.