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

  

YVAIN.  Arthurian.  A knight of the Round Table.  A Breton form of Welsh Owain (q.v.), meaning "young warrior." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).

    In his Chevalier au Lyon, Chretien relates an adventure of Yvain in which he delivers a lion from a serpent.  After his deliverance, the lion follows Yvain as a faithful companion, bringing him whatever game he catches in the chase, and giving him aid and protection in his adventures. (Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association, v.32, 1901)

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