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I can only hear Luke call for Uncle Owen in Star Wars.
― Anonymous User  12/14/2005
I like the name Owen for a boy. It has increased in popularity but isn't over used.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2006
Singer/musician Michelle Branch has a daughter named Owen.
Pheadirean  7/26/2006
Owen is the name of the main character in 'A Prayer For Owen Meany'. Nice, weird book. :3
Virjill  9/10/2006
I really like this name. It's cute for a little boy. And very mature and strong for an adult.
Tito82  12/22/2006
Owen Davies is the adoptive father of Bran ap Pendragon in Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising Sequence.
hopefulromantic713  2/7/2007
I think it's very nice.
7up  3/20/2007
This is one of Kel's friends in Tamora Pierce (I think) 's books, "Protector of the Small."
― Anonymous User  4/23/2007
I love the name Owen. I love the Arthurian Legend connotations as well. :)
EgYpTiAn PrInCeSs  7/14/2007
The late Owen Hart, youngest of Stu Hart's wrestling family, is a famous bearer.
ElizainEngland  8/29/2007
Nice name. Can also be "Bowen", a Welsh surname meaning obviously, 'son of Owen'. I much prefer Bowen!
― Anonymous User  9/26/2007
Owen Harper, a rather promiscuous doctor on the television show (and Doctor Who spin-off) Torchwood.
Claire H  3/12/2008
I rather like this name. I sounds so sane and normal compared to some of the crap people come up with or suddenly start liking. It sounds mature and dignified enough for a grown-up, and a guy named Owen won't be discriminated against because of his name, unlike some guys named LeShaun or DaQuan sure will. It's too damn popular for my taste, but it's a nice enough name. It doesn't even remind me of annoying frat boys.
slight night shiver  5/2/2008
This name sounds so dumb. It's like people are just trying to be dumb when they name their kids this. It sounds really stupid.
becca_marciano  2/6/2009
I like this name. Even though it's overused now, it certainly sounds more mature, in my opinion, than a lot of the crap that some people name their sons. However, I don't like the Owen Wilson association.
bananarama  4/9/2009
This is currently my favorite name for a boy. It's not harsh-sounding, but neither is it unisex. A boy can carry the name all throughout his adulthood.
erb816  5/23/2009
In my opinion, the name Owen fits a kind, happy-go-lucky sort of guy. A guy who's always smiling and laughing, and laid back. For some reason, the name Owen reminds me of a blonde guy; or maybe a guy with dirty-blonde or strawberry-blonde hair.
poppiesandsweettea  8/23/2009
There is a character named Dr Owen Hunt on 'Grey's Anatomy'. Prior to that, I always thought of Owen as a little kid name, but now I think that it works well for an adult too.
McHobbit  11/1/2009
Sir Owen Meredith Tudor (c1400-1461) was a Welsh soldier and courtier, son of a prince, who founded the Tudor dynasty which was to produce such notable royals as King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I.
SandSea  3/23/2010
This is the best name I have ever seen in my life.
dewd  10/11/2010
Cute for a boy yet great for a man. It's quite nice. :)
Chrila96  12/7/2010
A famous bearer is King Owen the Irish King. Also, my name is Owen and it means "Born To Nobility".
tafflemark  1/21/2011
I like the name Owen. It's a cute name for a little boy but at the same time a handsome and strong name for a man. I think I would use it as a middle name, though, rather than a first. There are just so many little Owens running around now.
― Anonymous User  4/11/2011
I've concluded that Owen means "a youth well-born of the yew tree." All its meanings have to do with birth and age.
Atarah Derek  4/20/2011
Owen's a handsome name. It's really cute on a little boy, but not to the point where you can't imagine it on an old man.
mrose19  5/4/2011
If I am not mistaken, Cass Elliot from The Mamas and the Papas had a daughter named Owen.
Ryry1996  8/24/2011
Owen is my maiden name and up until recently it was the only part of my name I liked. I often wished I'd been born a boy so that I could simply be called "Owen" because I liked it so much and hated my given name even more so.
As a child I resolved that my first son would have either the first or middle name of Owen.
As it turned out, the name my husband had always wanted for a boy worked beautifully with Owen, so my son's name was set 5 years before he was even conceived.

Due to my health he is likely the only child that I will ever have and I am grateful that I was able to pass on the name in a way. If he'd been a girl I was considering Owena, Olwen, and Rowena just to try and get it in there, but they never felt right.
He's still young, but so far seems to like his name. I hope he ends up being the sort that loves his name and is proud of it (both his first name and middle name) rather than being like me and being stuck hating my name yet never finding a nickname that felt right either.

I love this name so much that I sometimes regret not hyphenating my name, but my given name and married surname both end in -en as well. So, it would be disasterous.
AniMartin  10/8/2012
I've hated this name ever since people started calling me Owen Wilson because I happen to look like him (except the nose of course). I don't like him or his movies, and the name Owen always brings me back to the actor. And I can't see the connection between this name and a girl, despite people naming their daughters Owen.
Buneary  10/21/2012
A very charming name. However, it sounds a little too much like owin' as in owing money.
thesnowwhiterose  7/9/2013
This name is just so good and pleasant to say, hear, and read. Even though it's trendy, it's still a good name. I once heard of a brother and sister named Owen and Vivien. I think that's a good pair.
thesnowwhiterose  7/10/2013
A fictional bearer is Owen Archer, protagonist of a medieval mystery series by Candace Robb.
shadow1999  8/19/2013
Cute! My cousin named her son this in 2009. And it's popular but it's great. I love it. Strong, snarky and sweet. All the things a boy should be!
― Anonymous User  2/8/2015
Owen is such a lovely, cute, masculine Welsh name. I'm totally considering using this name for a future son. ;)
― Anonymous User  3/29/2015
Pronounced O-WIN.
― Anonymous User  3/29/2015
I am in love with this classic! Strong, handsome and perfect for all ages in life!
LV51sfan91  4/12/2015
I once knew a guy with this name. He was a really nice, attractive, and intelligent guy so I associate it with a charming young man. Doesn't sound plain, boring, or dumb at all.
TheArtemisMoon  5/27/2015
Owen isn't a bad name by any stretch. I'm neutral towards Owen because while it isn't my favourite, it's still a pretty good name. The only possible downside is that it does remind me of the word "owe", as in owing someone something.

I am rather surprised that Owen is derived from Eugene. Then again, if Shane is a form of John, anything can happen!
YITYNR  3/17/2016
Owen is a terrible name. Nuff said. Sounds like a duck.
TruthFairy  4/12/2016
It took a while, but this name grew on me. I used to want to name a son Owen, and though I no longer want children, I still think it'd make a great name for a guy all through different ages. It has a bit of a nerdy edge to it, but I have a liking for names that sound nerdy, so this is a good thing for me. I definitely recommend it -- or at least I would, if it wasn't so popular.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/9/2016
I really like this name, I can see why it's becoming popular.
― Anonymous User  7/22/2016
This was the name my parents gave me; it was a singular form of my grandmother's maiden name, Owens. I've never met another Owen in person, but I've seen the name in multiple cases besides my own.
To be quite honest, I found the name to be quite dull on *my* record; which is why I no longer call myself Owen. The name sounds like that for a strong, light-minded, intelligent man who gets along well with others. And while I like to think of myself as intelligent, I am not strong, and I am very introverted.
Owain, on the other hand, is a name that I'd be more willing to carry. Unlike the light-minded modern Owen, Owain sounds like a dark name. Cooler. More me.
― Anonymous User  11/9/2016
The name Owen was given to 18 baby girls born in the United States in 2015.
ERK  12/3/2016
If you like it but not the popularity, consider Owain. Or Eugene. They are more unique but equally nice.
ERK  12/4/2016
My English teacher is named Owen, he is kind and friendly. So I think the person who is named Owen usually is nice.
lala_rong  2/7/2018
I would pronounce this name as O-wen.
RadarKuma  2/24/2018
What would a conservative, suburban, vanilla, middle-class couple name their son in 2018? Owen!
― Anonymous User  3/3/2018
Owen Ford is a student who comes to board with Leslie. He falls in love with her and they get married. (Rainbow Valley)
Kitandkat  3/24/2018
I love love love the name Owen. I have a nephew named Owen. We call him O. I think the name Owen is just simple & easy! I love the name but hate how popular it has gotten!
CrayStay  4/4/2018

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