Rowan meaning

rōən, rou-
A small deciduous European tree (Sorbus aucuparia) in the rose family, having pinnately compound leaves, corymbs of white flowers, and orange-red berries.
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The European mountain ash (Sorbus aucuparia), a tree with pinnately compound leaves, white flowers, and red berries.
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Either of two similar American mountain ashes.
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The orange or red berry of a rowan.
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Sorbus aucuparia, the European rowan.
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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.
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A male given name.
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A female given name of modern usage, often associated with the rowan tree.
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Origin of rowan

  • Of Scandinavian origin reudh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Northern English or Scottish, of Old Norse origin: cf. reynir; compare Norwegian rogn, Danish røn. Ultimately related to the root of red.

    From Wiktionary

  • Anglicised from the Irish saints' name Ruadhán (“little red one"), or as a surname from Ó Ruadháin (“descendant of Ruadhán").

    From Wiktionary