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Bowen Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

Bowen is a Celtic surname representing two separate Celtic families, the Welsh ab Owain ("son of Owen") and the Irish Ó Buadhacháin ("descendant of Bohan").[

Bowen Meaning & Etymology

Bowen is a Celtic surname representing two separate Celtic families, the Welsh ab Owain ("son of Owen") and the Irish Ó Buadhacháin ("descendant of Bohan").[

Bowen Life Expectancy

According to our database of 31,730 people with the last name Bowen that have a birth and death date listed:

Life Expectancy

70.3
years

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Most Common Bowen First Names

According to our database of 49,565 people with the last name Bowen that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • William 3.4%
  • John 3.2%
  • James 2.8%
  • Mary 2.1%
  • Robert 1.9%
  • Charles 1.7%
  • George 1.4%
  • Thomas 1.2%
  • David 0.9%
  • Margaret 0.8%
  • Elizabeth 0.7%
  • Richard 0.7%
  • Edward 0.7%
  • Joseph 0.7%
  • Henry 0.6%
  • Walter 0.6%
  • Dorothy 0.6%
  • Donald 0.5%
  • Helen 0.5%
  • Frank 0.5%
  • Bowen 0.5%
  • Harold 0.5%
  • Arthur 0.4%
  • Ruth 0.4%
  • J 0.4%
  • Alice 0.4%
  • Harry 0.4%
  • Annie 0.4%
  • Francis 0.4%
  • Sarah 0.4%
  • Kenneth 0.4%
  • Albert 0.4%
  • Michael 0.4%
  • Clarence 0.4%
  • Roy 0.4%
  • Jack 0.3%
  • Mildred 0.3%
  • Daniel 0.3%
  • Raymond 0.3%
  • Fred 0.3%
  • Ralph 0.3%
  • Florence 0.3%
  • Frances 0.3%
  • Virginia 0.3%
  • Ethel 0.3%
  • Anna 0.3%
  • Catherine 0.3%
  • Martha 0.3%
  • Betty 0.3%
  • Paul 0.3%

Bowen Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

Bowen is a Celtic surname representing two separate Celtic families, the Welsh ab Owain ("son of Owen") and the Irish Ó Buadhacháin ("descendant of Bohan").[

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