The name Owen is of Welsh origin and means "Desire Born." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.
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 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 from Boardwalk Empire, Owen Harper from Torchwood and Owen Hunt from Grey’s Anatomy.
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