Name: Owen

Origin and Meaning of the Name Owen

  • Meaning:
    Well born, yew born
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  • Meaning:
    Uncertain, possibly well bred
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    (OH wen)
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Miscellaneous Info for Owen

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    English and Welsh speaking countries
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    The Welsh name Owen, modern form of Owain, is generally considered to derive from Latin Eugenius "well-born". The Irish name Eoghan may also appear anglicized as Owen but has a different origin.

    Owen Tudor was the grandfather of English king Henry VII. He caused a scandal by marrying widowed English queen Catherine of Valois. Owen Wilson is an American actor.

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