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Origin of the name IWAIN.
Etymology of the name IWAIN.
Meaning of the baby name IWAIN.

  

IWAIN.  Arthurian.  A knight of the Round Table.  A variant of French Yvaine (q.v.), a form of Welsh Owain (q.v.), meaning "young warrior." 

    In Chretien's Iwain (Le Chevalier au lion), the poet tells how one day, at Arthur's court, the knight Calogrenanz was relating his experience in the forest near an enchanted fountain, and bewailing his overthrow by a giant of most hideous aspect, armed with a mace.  Among the listeners was Iwain.  Stirred up by his friend's recital he resolves to avenge him,... (A History of the Novel Previous to the Seventeenth Century, Warren, 1895)

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