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

  

MODWEN.  Cornish name, probably meaning "mannerly woman," from Celtic modh "manners" and wen, the poetical form of "a woman" or "fair one."  Also spelled Mawdwen (q.v.).  This was the name of one of St. Patrick's Irish nuns, known in her own country as Monynna. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884; and, Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall, vol. 15, 1906).  Also see Modwenna.

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