ROWENA
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: ro-EE-nÉ™   [key]
Meaning & History
Meaning uncertain, possibly a Latinized form of a Germanic name derived from the elements hrod "fame" and wynn "joy". According to the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, this was the name of a daughter of the Saxon chief Hengist. It was popularized by Sir Walter Scott, who used it for a character in his novel 'Ivanhoe' (1819).
Related Names
VARIANT: Rowina
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