You’ve landed here because you’re searching for Owen middle names, so congrats! I love that you’ve chosen the name Owen. It’s a classic name with many good middle names that compliment it well. This post is part of my name ideas series, so if you’re looking for more name ideas, find them here.
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Tips for Choosing the Best Middle Names
I go into more detail on tips for choosing great middle names in this post, but in summary, here are some ideas to help you choose a perfect middle name for your baby boy or girl (we have ideas for both below!):
Use a Family Name
We named each of our children a unique name, and the used family member’s names as their middle names.
Create a theme with sibling names
Sort of like we did by using all family names for middle names, you could choose any theme (like your favorite famous people, for example) and use the same theme for all of your children’s middle names.
If you have a nickname you love that you want to use, consider that when you choose your baby’s middle name. Some kids end up going by their middle name or some combination of first and middle name.
Make sure it sounds good with your last name
If your child’s middle name doesn’t sound good with your last name, it could be a deal breaker. You don’t want your kid’s name to be a tongue twister, after all. Consider that when you’re naming your little man, ’cause he’s stuck with it for life.
Meaning of Owen
The most popular meaning of the name of Owen is “young warrior”. The origin of the name Owen seems to be varied, as detailed here:
Irish Origins and Celtic Origins
It also was known in Irish form as Eoghan, pronounced O-wen or YO-wen. Traditionally used as a Welsh surname, Owen dates back to the Renaissance era.
Owen is historically known as a masculine name in Welsh roots, traditionally spelled Owain and pronounced OH-ween. In Welsh, it Owen means “noble”, “youthful” and “well-born”.
Hebrew Meaning of the Name Owen
In Hebrew, Owen means noble born and/or warrior.
Gaelic Meaning of the Name Owen
When Owen is translated from Gaelic it means “a well-born man.”
Popularity of the Name Owen
Owen has been popular since the early 2000s. I mean, cue Actor Owen Wilson, anyone? Since 2002, Owen has always had a place in the top 100 boy’s names, making it a most popular name for boys! According to Social Security Administration data, it’s been in the top 50 since 2010, making it a top choice for a boy’s name.
Is Owen a Gender-Neutral Name?
Here’s the good news if you wanted to use Owen as a girl name: Owen is a unisex name! I love the name Owen for a girl!
200 Ideas for Owen Middle Names
Because Owen is gender neutral name for a new baby, we’re breaking the below into boy name ideas and girl name ideas. On these lists you’ll have unique middle names, traditional names, similar names, short names, cute middle names, and just downright cool middle names. Let’s jump into the middle name suggestions! Without further ado, here are the name ideas broken out into boy ideas and girl ideas, each list in alphabetical order:
100 Owen Middle Names for Boys
- Cunningham (This is Owen Wilson’s middle name, in case you care!)
- Hayes (Owen Hayes is a popular name!)
- James (love the ring of Owen James)
- Josephus (the middle name of famous Supreme Court Justice, Owen Roberts)
- Willans (middle name of the famous British physicist, Owen Willans Richardson)
100 Owen Middle Names for Girls
First Name Owen, Middle Name…
So you’ve chosen the baby name Owen, now what? I hope this list has helped you choose your baby’s name so you can fill out baby’s full initials now! Whether you’re expecting a little boy or little girl, Owen is an attractive name choice and we congratulate you ahead of time on baby Owen!
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