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


OWEN.  Anglicized form of Welsh Owain (q.v.), a form of Irish Eóghan (q.v.), meaning "young warrior." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).  Usage: America, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales.

    Owen (Sam), groom of Darsie Latimer, i.e. sir Arthur Darsie Redgauntlet.Sir W. Scott: Redgauntlet (time, George III.).
    Owen, confidential clerk of Mr. Osbaldistone, senior.Sir W. Scott: Rob Roy (time, George I.).
    Owen, (Sir) passed in dream through St. Patrick's purgatory.  He passed the convent gate, and the warden placed him in a coffin.  When the priests had sung over him the service of the dead, they placed the coffin in a cave, and sir Owen made his descent.  He came first to an ice desert, and received three warnings to retreat, but the warnings were not heeded, and a mountain of ice fell on him.  "Lord, Thou canst save!" he cried as the ice fell, and the solid mountain became like dust, and did sir Owen no harm.  He next came to a lake of fire, and a demon pushed him in.  "Lord, Thou canst save!" he cried, and angels carried him to paradise.  He woke with ecstasy, and found himself lying before the cavern's mouth.Southey: St. Patrick's Purgatory (from the Fabliaux of Mon. le Grand). (The Reader's Handbook of Famous Names in Fiction, Allusions, &c., Brewer, 1899)


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