Gow Language(s) Scottish Gaelic Origin Region of origin Scotland Meaning smith Gow is a Scottish surname. The name is derived from the Gaelic gobha, meaning 'smith'.  The name is represented in Scottish Gaelic as  Gobha.
The Gow surname is associated chiefly with the Perthshire and Inverness-shire part of the Scottish Highlands and is part of the
Clan Chattan Confederation and a sept of Clan Macpherson.
A. S. F. Gow, classical scholar
Alan Gow, Scottish footballer
Alan J. Gow, Australian motorsport executive, Director of the British Touring Car Championship
Elle Macpherson, Australian model (born Eleanor Gow)
Gerry Gow (born 1952), Scottish footballer
Ian Gow, British politician assassinated by the IRA
James Gow, New Zealand politician
Jennie Gow, British broadcaster
John Gow, Scottish pirate
Michael Gow, Australian playwright
Michael Gow (British Army officer), former Scottish soldier, commanding general and ADC to the Queen
Nathaniel Gow, composer and son of Niel Gow
Niel Gow, Scottish fiddler and composer
Peter Gow (politician), Canadian businessman and politician
Peter Gow (anthropologist), Scottish social anthropologist
Ronald Gow, English dramatist Stevie Gow, Scottish footballer
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
George Mackay (1998). Scottish Surnames. Lomond Books.
David Dorward (1995). Scottish Surnames. Collins.