Most likely a Welsh form of Eugene (meaning “well-born,” which sounds like somebody’s getting an epidural!), though possibly derived from the Welsh word eoghunn meaning “youth.” Either way, you’ll be Owen him an apology for all the financial jokes he’ll hear his entire life. GET IT? OWEN? Wink wink, nudge nudge.
There really aren’t any, because if you call him “O” it just sounds like you’re mildly disappointed. Oh.
Famous people named Owen:
Actors Owen Wilson and Owen Bento; wrestler Owen Hart; Nobel Prize winner Owen Chamberlain.
Owen has been in the top 25 names since 2016, and though it’s still predominantly used as a boy’s name, it’s also gaining popularity for girls.