Owen is a name with Welsh origins. The meaning of the name Owen is Desire Born. An alternative spelling is Owain. Common nicknames for the name Owen include Owe, Wayne, and Wen.
Famous men with the name Owen include actors Owen Wilson and Owain Yeoman. Authors named Owen include Owen Davis and Owen Wister. There are many athletes named Owen, including Owen Daniels and Owen Schmitt. Owen Roberts was a Supreme Court Justice and Owen Begley was a New York politician.
Fictional characters named Owen include Owen Meaney from John Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany. Television characters include Owen Slater (Boardwalk Empire), Owen Harper (Torchwood) and Owen Hunt (Grey’s Anatomy).
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