Owain Name Meaning & Origin

Owain

Pronunciation: n/a

Origin of the name Owen:

A name of uncertain derivation. Some believe it to be from the Welsh oen (lamb). Others feel it is from the Gaelic Loghunn (youth), and yet another suggestion is that it is the Welsh form of the Latin Eugenius (well-born, noble).

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Meanings and history of the name Owain

Meanings of the name "Owain".

Greek:
Well-born.

English:
Or Eugene.

Welsh:
Young warrior.

Arthurian:
Son of Urien.

Famous real-life people named Owain

Owain ap Urien (died c. 595) was a Welsh prince who fought against the Angles. The historical figure of Owain ap Urien became incorporated into the Arthurian cycle of legends *where he is also known as Ywain, Yvain, Ewain, or Uwain).

Owain Glyndŵr (c.1354–c.1416) Welsh royal who led a revolt against the English (and was the last Prince of Wales to actually be Welsh). His name was anglicized by William Shakespeare as "Owen Glendower" in Henry IV, Part 1.

Owain Yeoman (1978- ) is a Welsh actor best known for his roles on 'Kitchen Confidential' and 'The Nine.'

Owain Owain (1929–1993)was a Welsh novelist, short story writer, and poet.

Owain in song, story & screen

Owain Garamonde was a character in the video game Final Fantasy VI.
Owain Hughes is a colleague of Gavin's in Gavin & Stacey.

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