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


OWAIN.  Arthurian.  The son of Urien.  The  Welsh form of Irish Eóghan (q.v.), meaning "young warrior," from êoghunn ("youth").  It is Anglicized Owen.  Also see Yvaine and Ywaine

Owain, in Brittany, continued popular in Wales, though, perhaps, rather more usual at a late than an early period.  The notable Owen Glendower, as Shakespeare has taught us to call him, was really Owain ap Gruffydd of Glendfrdwy, his estate in Merionethshire, where he kept a grand household.
    Owain is so like the word oen that in Welsh stands for a sheep or lamb, that it is generally so translated; but it is most likely that this is a case of an adaptation of a derivative from an obsolete word to a familiar one, and that Owen (and Owain) ought to be carried much further back to the same source as the Erse Eoghan... (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)


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