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Owen Meaning and Origin

Owen is a unisex name meaning “young warrior, well-born” and is of Welsh origin. It was originally a surname, but became popular as a first name in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In recent years, the name Owen has remained a popular choice for baby boys in English-speaking countries, particularly in the United States, where it has ranked in the top 100 names for boys since the 1990s. The name has been borne by a number of notable individuals throughout history, including the Welsh poet and cleric Owain (or Owen) Gwynedd, the English poet Wilfred Owen, and the American actor and filmmaker Owen Wilson.

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