Other Forms FormsAwena (Welsh, Breton), Avénie (Gallicized form), Aouen (Breton), Awenig (Breton diminutive)
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 6/23/2010
Directly taken from Welsh and Breton awen "muse; (poetic) inspiration; poetic gift", ulitmately from the Indo-European root *-uel "to blow (wind)". As a given name it has been used since the 19th century.