Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Young Fighter
Main Origin Language: Welsh
(Or View Owen Girl)

In 2017 the name Owen...

• was given to 9,312 baby boys
• was the 28th most popular name for baby boys
• was 12% more popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in South Dakota, Maine, and New Hampshire
• was least popular in New Mexico, Texas, and Mississippi
• was about as popular as John and Dylan
Babies Named Owen Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
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(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Owen...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 2016
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1968
• is 2221% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 850% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Alijah, Fisher, Finnian, Anaya, Mia, Elle
• has the most opposite popularity history to Joseph, Patrick, Blair, Margarita, Kathrine, Rebecca
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Owen Per State
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Geographically the name Owen...

• 22% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Wesley, Lincoln, Henry, Nora, Violet, Quinn
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Christian, Israel, King, Kimberly, Alyssa, Michelle
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Owen by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Owen are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Owen will be the only kid named Owen in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Owen compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Owen rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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