Given Name ÉOWYN

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Literature
PRONOUNCED: AY-ə-win (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Means "horse joy" in Old English. This name was invented by J. R. R. Tolkien who used Old English to represent the Rohirric language. In his novel 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) Eowyn is the niece of King Theoden of Rohan. She slays the Lord of the Nazgul in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.

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Entry updated December 3, 2014