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Updated June 9, 2019

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Gaelic : Red-haired

Girl name variations

Boy name origins & meanings

  • English : From the rowan tree
  • Irish : Little red-haired one
  • Gaelic : Red-haired

Boy name variations

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish : variant spelling of Rowan.
  • English (of Norman origin) : habitational name from Rouen in Normandy. In Scotland the name is also derived in part from any of several places named Roan in the Borders and Strathclyde. There was also a medieval female personal name Roana, which may have given rise to some examples of the surname.

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