Rowan (name)

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Pronunciation /ˈrən/
Gender Male, female
Language(s) English, Irish (some variants)
Meaning Little red one; eponymous of Rowan tree
Other names
See also Roan, Roy, Rohan

Rowan is an Irish given name and surname. Variants of the name include "Roan",[1] Ruadhán", and "Ruadh". The name comes from the Irish surname "Ó Ruadháin".[2] It is also an Arabic feminine name referring to a river in Paradise.[3]


Given name[edit]


  • Rowan Mills of NBC's TV Series, "The Blacklist."


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  2. ^ "Behind the Name: Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Rowan". Retrieved 2012-07-19. 
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  4. ^ "Abdelmalek Sellal: Canadian ID'd as Shadad coordinated Algeria attack". UPI. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  5. ^ ADAM NOSSITER and ALAN COWELL (1 March 2011). "Official says 38 hostages were killed at gas field". Herald Tribune. Retrieved 23 January 2013.