The name Rowan is primarily a gender-neutral name of Irish origin that means Little Red One.
The name Rowan is an Anglicized form of the Irish/Gaelic surname, Ó Ruadháin, meaning "descendant of Ruadhán." Ruadhán means "little red one" in Irish, and refers to someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion.
In addition to its Gaelic origins, the name Rowan has also been associated with the rowan tree, which is a small tree with bright red berries that is native to Europe and Asia. In some cultures, the rowan tree is considered to have magical properties and is associated with protection and good luck.
Rowan Atkinson is an English comedian/actor best known for his character "Mr Bean."