Pronounced Pron. mor-VOR-ən
Other Forms FormsMorforwyn, Morvorwyn
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Contributor Contrib.SeaHorse15 on 8/12/2011
Means "sea maiden" (in effect equal to "mermaid") from Cornish mor "sea" and moren "maiden". This was the bardic name or pseudonym of a member of the Gorsedh Kernow (Katherine Lee Jenner, 1904). It is also associated with the mermaid of Zennor, which is the subject of Cornish folklore (perhaps due to its use by Cornishman Philip Cannon, 1929-, in his two-act opera 'Morvoren', 1964). In Britain, this has been used as a given name at least 11 times.