What does Rowan mean?
Definitions for Rowan
ˈroʊ ən, ˈraʊ-rowan
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rowan, rowan tree, European mountain ash, Sorbus aucuparianoun
Eurasian tree with orange-red berrylike fruits
Any of various small deciduous trees or shrubs of genus Sorbus, belonging to the rose family, with pinnate leaves, corymbs of white flowers, and usually with orange-red berries.
A male given name.
of modern usage, often associated with the rowan tree.
Etymology: rōanan, from ere-. Akin to Old Frisian * (West Frisian roeie), Middle Dutch royen (Dutch roeien), Old Norse róa (Swedish ro).
The rowans ( ROW-ənz or ROH-ənz) or mountain-ashes are shrubs or trees in the genus Sorbus of the rose family, Rosaceae. They are native throughout the cool temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, with the highest species diversity in the Himalaya, southern Tibet and parts of western China, where numerous apomictic microspecies occur. The name rowan was originally applied to the species Sorbus aucuparia and is also used for other species in Sorbus subgenus Sorbus.Formerly, when a wider variety of fruits were commonly eaten in Europe and North America, Sorbus was a domestically used fruit throughout these regions. It is still used in some countries, but S. domestica, for example, has largely vanished from Britain, where it was traditionally appreciated. Natural hybrids, often including S. aucuparia and the whitebeam, Sorbus aria, give rise to many endemic variants in the UK.
The rowans or mountain-ashes are shrubs or small trees in genus Sorbus of family Rosaceae. They are native throughout the cool temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, with the highest species diversity in the mountains of western China and the Himalaya, where numerous apomictic microspecies occur. The name rowan was originally applied to the species Sorbus aucuparia, and is also used for other species in Sorbus subgenus Sorbus. Rowans are unrelated to the true ash trees which belong to the genus Fraxinus, family Oleaceae, though their leaves bear superficial similarity.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
row′an, n. the mountain-ash, or quicken-tree, a British tree belonging to the natural order Rosaceæ, whose acid fruit—Rowan berries—is sometimes used for preserves.—Also Roan-tree. [Scand., Sw. röun, Dan. rön, Ice. reynir.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rowan is ranked #2581 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Rowan surname appeared 13,993 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 would have the surname Rowan.
87.2% or 12,210 total occurrences were White.
7% or 984 total occurrences were Black.
2.2% or 313 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.9% or 269 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.8% or 120 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.6% or 97 total occurrences were Asian.
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The numerical value of Rowan in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Rowan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of Rowan in a Sentence
We were denied again, we spoke with Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis again and it was a very heated exchange.
Id just like to sayhow grateful I am for the law enforcement around here, how well theyve been working, their dedication to this case is going to ensure justice is served for Rowan.
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham:
We made accommodations to the detainees at Gitmo -- I've been to Gitmo, and I've seen the accommodations that we made to the Muslim detainees who killed Americans, you're telling me that you cannot make an accommodation for an elected Democrat county clerk from Rowan County, Kentucky?
We're dealing with people at the worst moment of their lives, it's really humbling to say,' I can't feed Rowan Vansleve. I can't house Rowan Vansleve. I can't get a hot shower.'.
I am pleased that I can continue to serve my community as the Rowan County Clerk without having to sacrifice my religious convictions and conscience.
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- شجرة الغبيراءArabic
- миләш, мышарBashkir
- рабіна, рабіна звычайнаяBelarusian
- jeřáb ptačí, jeřábCzech
- røn, almindelig røn, rønnebærtræDanish
- Vogelbeere, Mehlbeere, EberescheGerman
- harilik pihlakas, pihlakasEstonian
- pihlaja, kotipihlajaFinnish
- sorbier des oiseleurs, sorbier, alisierFrench
- madárberkenye, berkenyeHungarian
- ilmreynir, reyniberjatré, reynir, reynitréIcelandic
- sorbo degli uccellatori, sorboItalian
- ナナカマド, セイヨウナナカマド, ナナカマド属Japanese
- šermukšnis, aprastasis šermukšnisLithuanian
- pucene, parastais pīlādzis, pīlādzis, sērmūkslisLatvian
- rogn, raunNorwegian Nynorsk
- jarząb, jarząb pospolityPolish
- tramazeira, sorveiraPortuguese
- scoruș-de-munte, scoruș-păsărescRomanian
- рябина обыкновенная, рябинаRussian
- горобина, горобина звичайнаUkrainian
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