The well known male given Owen is of welsh origin and is a variant of the Greek name Eugene meaning "wellborn", quiet a few well known people share this name for example Michael Owen.
Michael Owen is a well known English football player currently playing for Newcastle United. He has also played for various other clubs like Liverpool and Real Madrid. He plays in the position of a striker and was selected as the European Footballer of the Year in 2001.
At the young age of twelve Owen joined the neighbouring school, Hawarden High. He had talks with the youth team section of clubs like Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal, but in the end signed up for Liverpool, and it was from here that he was sent to the FA's School of Excellence at Lilleshall in Shropshire at the young age of fourteen.
It means "Young Fighter ".
It is Irish and means young fighter. Or so claims the internet.....
A common male name Owen is pronounced OH-en. It is of Welsh origin. Variant of Eugene (Greek) "wellborn, aristocrat." Also possibly variant of Eoghan (Gaelic) "youth." Owen Glendower was a 14th-century Welsh chieftain who fought unsuccessfully for Welsh independence from England.
Author Owen Wister; actor Owen Wilson; British manufacturer and social reformer Owen Robert are some of the well known personalities bearing the name.
Owen variants are Ewan, Ewen, Owain, Owin and Owynn.
The name Owen has two variants. The first variant of the name Owen is a popular Welsh masculine first name. It is pronounced O-en. The name Owen is made up of two syllables, namely the syllable O and the syllable en. More emphasis is put on the first of the two syllables which make up the name Owen, namely the syllable O. It is the modem-day variant of the name Owain.
The second variant of the name Owen is a popular Irish masculine first name. It is also pronounced O-en. The name Owen is made up of two syllables, namely the syllable O and the syllable en. More emphasis is put on the first of the two syllables which make up the name Owen, namely the syllable O. It is the Anglicised spelling of the popular Irish first name Eoghan. Owen Glendower is the name of one of the characters in Henry IV, one of the plays written by the English playwright William Shakespeare.