What Does Cowan Mean?


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The name Cowan has an Irish origin. The Gaelic or Irish meaning of the word Cowan means "a hollow place in the hill." Cowan was first used to describe a stone mason who worked without having served as an apprenticeship. The name however entered into bad books by Freemasons as a lethargic person who tries to pose as mason. Soon the concept of a person who does not take risks and likes to lie low was associated with "Cowan."

Cowan is also slang for a non-believer in neo-paganism or the Wiccan culture based on the pre-Christian religion of Great Britain, dealing with benevolent witchcraft and magic. A $50 note in Australia is also termed as a Cowan. The name Cowan fares poorly as a first name but it is a popular last name.

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