Origin of the name ROWNY.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ROWNY.
A pet form of English Rowena
(q.v.), meaning "white
... About this time, Vortigig,
a Steward on one of Davy's Estates, fell desperately in love with
Rowena, or Rovena, the daughter of Dangle, who came at the Head of those
Rovers of John's Family, who were now pouring, in uncalled-for numbers,
upon Davy's Manoróno doubt, the better to defend it from all ill
neighbours. John's Family have always been remarkable for pretty
Girls, and this Rowny was one of the smartest lasses in the whole
country-side... (John Bull's Bible, Poplicola, 1816).