Rowland name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rowland

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  1. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Rowland means "Ginger".
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  1. A male given name from the Germanic languages, variant of Roland.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

Notable Persons Named Rowland

Notable Persons Named Rowland

Rowland Fraser

He breathed his last breath on July 1st, 1916.

Rowland S. Howard

Rowland S. Howard was a post-punk musician. He plays Fender Jaguar. He was most active from 1975 to 2009. Rowland was given the name Rowland Stuart Howard on October 24th, 1959. He died on December 30th, 2009.

Rollo Armstrong

Rollo Armstrong is a record producer. He has been prominent since 1992. Rollo was given the name Rowland Constantine O'Malley Armstrong on April 29th, 1966 in Kensington. Rollo is also known as Rollo.

Rowland Rivron

Rowland was given the name Rowland J. Rivron in 1958 in Aylesbury.

Rowland Hazard III

Rowland was born on October 29th, 1881 in Wakefield-Peacedale, Rhode Island. He died on December 20th, 1945.

The Lord Headley

The Lord Headley was a list of modern-day muslim scholars of islam and muslim scholar. The was given the name Rowland George Allanson Allanson-Winn on January 19th, 1855 in London. He breathed his last breath on June 22nd, 1935.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rowland

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rowland

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland is a music artist (occupation), actor, celebrity, recording artist, actress, and television personality. She holds the title Commander". She was most active from 1997 to present. Kelly was given the name Kelendria Trene Rowland on February 11th, 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Sir James Rowland

Sir James Rowland was a Governor of New South Wales. He was most prominent from 1981 to 1989. James was born on November 1st, 1922 in Armidale, New South Wales. He breathed his last breath on May 27th, 1999.

Kevin Rowland

Kevin Rowland is a punk rock, new wave music, soul music, and pop music musician. He was most active from 1974 to present. Kevin was born Kevin Rowland on August 17th, 1953 in Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, England.

John G. Rowland

John G. Rowland is a Governor of Connecticut, Member of the, from Connecticut's 5th district, from the 73rd District, U.S. House of Representatives, fromConnecticut's5th district, Connecticut House of Representatives, and United States House of Representatives. He was most prominent from 1995 to 2004. John was given the name John Grosvenor Rowland on May 24th, 1957 in Waterbury, Connecticut.

Oliver Rowland

Oliver Rowland is an athlete for the Fortec Motorsport. Oliver was born on August 10th, 1992 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.

John Rowland

John Rowland is a soap character.

  • Frank Sherwood Rowland
  • DBE Henrietta Octavia Barnett
  • Earl Rowland
    Basketball Player
  • Henry Augustus Rowland
  • David Lincoln Rowland
    Industrial Design
  • Richard A. Rowland
    Studio Executive
  • J. Roy Rowland
  • Wirt C. Rowland
  • Geoffrey Rowland
  • Dunbar Rowland
  • Helen Rowland
  • Daniel Rowland
  • Charles H. Rowland
  • Levi L. Rowland
    Superintendent of the Oregon Insane Asylum

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rowland U.S.
  White 86.60% 64.26%
  African American 7.42% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.60% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.02% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.88% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.48% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rowland

People with the last name Rowland are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Rowland

  • What name lists does Rowland rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Rowland? Rowland is the 4,365th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rowland was the 993rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rowland have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,152 babies born with the first name Rowland in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rowland to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rowland? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rowland first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rowland is Saturday, August 10th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Rowland born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rowland was in 1917 with a total of 90 babies.
  • Random Rowland Factoid: According to the 1930 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rowland is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name in 1930.
  • Weird things about the name Rowland: The name spelled backwards is Dnalwor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Doalwrn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rowland? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 35,121 people with the last name Rowland.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rowland? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 12 of them will have Rowland as their last name.
  • Rowland name meaning

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