Given Name YVAIN

GENDER: Masculine

Meaning & History

Form of OWAIN used by the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes for his Arthurian tales.
VARIANTS: Owain, Ywain
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Eugenios, Eugenius (Ancient Greek), Evgeni, Genko, Geno (Bulgarian), Eugen (Croatian), Eugen, Evžen (Czech), Eugene, Owen, Gene (English), Eugène (French), Uxío (Galician), Eugen (German), Eugenio (Italian), Eižens, Jevgēņijs, Jevgeņijs (Latvian), Eugenijus (Lithuanian), Evgenij (Macedonian), Ugène (Norman), Eugeniusz (Polish), Eugênio (Portuguese), Eugen (Romanian), Evgeni, Evgeniy, Evgeny, Yevgeni, Yevgeniy, Yevgeny, Genya, Zhenya (Russian), Eugen (Slovak), Eugenio (Spanish), Yevgen, Yevhen, Yevheniy (Ukrainian), Owain, Owen (Welsh), Owain (Welsh Mythology)

Categories

Arthurian legend, knights of the Round Table, literature, uncertain etymology
Entry updated September 1, 2013