Bowen is an uncommon male name of medieval origins given by indecisive parents who relegate to a name book when naming their children. The proper meaning of the name Bowen is: "Son of well-born parents". It is mostly chosen as a middle name, usually to dignify a person's name when stated in full. Uniquely, it is chosen as a first name, but it is widely assumed that these children have a difficult childhood, since they are usually mocked by their peers for having such an eccentric name. Bowen is also a mildly common surname.
My name is Bowen, but I prefer to be called Chuck because my middle name is Charles.