Name: Olwen

Origin and Meaning of the Name Olwen

  • Meaning:
    White footprint
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (OHL wen)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Olwen)
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Miscellaneous Info for Olwen

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  • Used in:
    English and Welsh speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Olwen is a Welsh name from ol + gwen, "footprint + white". According to the legend, Olwen was the daughter of a giant and was so beautiful that white clover grew wherever she put her foot. Many men wanted to marry her and had to perform many difficult tasks before he father would allow a union.

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