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What does Olwen mean?

Olwen Pronunciation of Olwen 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH Ol-, -en, white, medieval, story (literary), beautiful, flowers


VARIANTS Olwenn, Olwin, Olwyn, Olwynne

SEE ALSO Euronwy

(female) Olewen, ..

(male) Oler, ..

Olwen Donna (O.D.), ..

How popular is Olwen?

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)

Olwen has yet to be ranked in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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Similar Names

Olwen is alike in pronunciation to Aleen, Alene, Alleen, Allene, Allyn, Alwyne, Ayleen, Eileen, Elaene, Elain, Eleen, Elen, Elian, Elleen, Ellene, Ellin, Ellyn, Elon, Elyn, Elynn, Ileen, Ileene, Ilene, Oleen and Oline. Other recommended sound-alike names are Anwen, Arwen, Glen, Gwen, Olena and Rowen. These names tend to be more frequently used than Olwen.

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