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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. DWAL-in(Literature)  [key]

Meaning & History

The name of a dwarf character in 'The Hobbit' by J. R. R. Tolkien. Tolkien took the name from the catalogue of dwarves (dvergatal) in the 'Poetic Edda'. The name means something like "sleeping" (from Old Norse dvalen "to sleep").
Added 2/28/2018 by noriah
Edited 8/10/2018 by elbowin and Lucille