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What does Olwen mean?

Olwen \o-lwen, ol-wen\ as a girls' name is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Olwen is "white footprint". In the medieval Welsh story of "Culhwch and Owen", Olwen was so beautiful that four white flowers would appear wherever she had stepped.


Olwen has 4 variants: Olwenn, Olwin, Olwyn and Olwynne.

For more information, see also the related girl name Euronwy.


Olwen is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Olwen is also an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Olwen for girls. Olwen has yet to be ranked in the Top 1000 so far. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Olwen name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Olwen outside U.S.

Similar Names

Olwen is alike in pronunciation to Aleen, Eilwen, Eleen, Elen, Ellen, Ileen and Oleen. Another recommended similar baby name is Olena. These names tend to be more frequently used than Olwen.