Bowen may refer to:

The Bowen Therapy


As a surname, originating from the Welsh, "ab Owen" ("son of Owen"), Bowen may refer to:

*Adam R. Bowen (born 1984), appeared in the motion picture "Igby Goes Down" in 2002, a sole proprietor owner of a video production company, played intercollegiate basketball at Cabrini College in 2006
*Albert E. Bowen (1875–1953), of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
*Andrea Bowen (born 1990), actress
*Ashley Bowen (born 1728), sailor and writer
*Bruce Bowen (born 1971 , professional basketball player
*Catherine Drinker Bowen, American author and historian
*Charles Bowen, 1st Baron Bowen (1835–1894), English judge
*Charles Bowen-Cooke (1859–1920), British railway engineer
*Chris Bowen, Australian politician
*David R. Bowen (born 1932), U.S. Representative from Mississippi
*Edmund Bowen (1898–1981), British chemist
*Edward Bowen (1836–1901), Harrow schoolmaster
*Edward George Bowen (Edward 'Taffy' Bowen, 1911–1991), a British radar pioneer
*Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973), Irish novelist
*Francis Bowen (1811–1890), American philosophical writer and educationalist
*George Bowen (1863–1919), Welsh international rugby union player
*Sir George Ferguson Bowen (1821–1899), British colonial administrator
*Humphry Bowen (1929–2001), British botanist and chemist
*Howard Bowen (1908–1989), American economist and college president
*Ira Sprague Bowen (1898–1973), American astronomer
*James Bowen (1751–1835), British Admiral
*Jeremy Bowen (born 1960), British journalist and television presenter
*Jim Bowen (born 1937), British stand-up comedian
*Joe Bowen (born 1951), the voice of the Toronto Maple Leafs
*John C. Bowen (1872–1957), Canadian clergyman
*John T. Bowen, doctor who first described Bowen's Disease
*Jonathan Bowen (born 1956), British computer scientist
*Julie Bowen (born 1970), American actress
*Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen (born 1965), British interior designer and television personality
*Lionel Bowen (born 1922), Australian politician
*Marjorie Bowen, pseudonym of Margaret Gabrielle Long, English writer
*Matt Bowen, Australian rugby league player
*Matthew Bowen, American football player
*Murray Bowen, M.D. (1913–1990), American psychiatrist and originator of Family Systems Theory
*Norman L. Bowen (1887–1956), Canadian geochemist and petrologist
*Otis R. Bowen (born 1918), physician and former Governor of Indiana
*Rhys Bowen, a mystery writer
*Richard Bowen (1761–1797), British naval commander
*Roger Bowen (1932–1996), American actor
*Ryan Bowen, NBA forward
*Ryan Bowen (baseball), 1990s Major League Baseball pitcher
*Shawn M Bowen (born 1979), Captain of Los Angeles Chaos, National Dodgeball League (Professional Dodgeball) & Shipwrecked International star (Reality Television Show)
*Stephen Bowen, dean and CEO of Oxford College of Emory University
*William Bowen, American academic
*York Bowen (1884–1961), English composer

Fictional characters

In fiction, Bowen is also an uncommon given name, often given to young males and associated with medieval societies. Such Bowens include:

* The main character in the movie "Dragonheart"
* Nick Russell, a character in the TV series "Power Rangers: Mystic Force", whose birth name was "Bowen"


* Bowen, Queensland, a town
* Bowen Hills, Queensland, a suburb
** Bowen Park, Brisbane, a park in Bowen Hills
* Bowen Bridge, crossing the Derwent River in Tasmania

* Bowen Island, British Columbia

* Bowen Road, in Hong Kong

* Bowen University, Iwo

;United States
* Bowen, Illinois


*Bowen (crater), a lunar crater
*HMAS Bowen, an Australian warship named after Bowen, Queensland
*Bowen's Disease, a sunlight-induced skin disease
*Bowen Theory, developed by Murray Bowen, M.D.
*Bowen's Kale, a calibration substance
*The Bowen knot, an emblem
*The Bowen ratio of energy flux
*The Bowen's reaction series
*Bowens International, a manufacturer of professional photographic lighting equipment
*The Bowen Technique, an alternative therapy
*Bowenite, a mineral
*Bowenia, a genus

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