Name: Owain

Origin and Meaning of the Name Owain

  • Meaning:
    Born from the yew tree; youth
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (O wen)
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Miscellaneous Info for Owain

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  • Used in:
    English, Gaelic and Welsh speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The meaning of the Welsh name Owain is debatable. It could be a Welsh form of Eoghan, thus of Celtic origin, or a form of Eugene, meaning well bred. It could also be derived from the Welsh meaning "lamb" or "youth". Some also suggest that it might be related to the name of the Celtic god Esos.
    Owain is another name of Ywain, a Knight of the Round Table and the son of King Urien.

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