Origin of the name RHONWEN.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name RHONWEN.
Welsh name, probably meaning "white-skirt." The daughter of Hengist is called by this name in the Gododin, a
poem ascribed to the bard Aneurin. The English form is Rowena.
(History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).
ROWENA. A female name, which some consider to be of Saxon
origin. Mr. Arthur derives it from D. rouw peace, A.S. rinnan
to acquire; but Lye does not so translate rinnan. Others
derive it from the Welsh rhonwen, white skirt. Pughe
renders rhonwyn "white-tailed." (Praenomina,