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Meaning and name origin

Olwen \o-lwen, ol-wen\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Olwenn, Olwin, Olwyn and Olwynne.

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

Olwen is also pronounced similarly to Aleen, Eilwen, Eleen, Elen, Ellen, Ileen and Oleen. Another suggested similar baby name is Olena.


Olwen is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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