Gender Feminine
Usage Cornish, Welsh

Meaning & History

From Old Cornish moroin meaning "maiden, girl" (related to the Welsh word morwyn [1]). This was the name of a 6th-century Cornish saint, said to be one of the daughters of Brychan Brycheiniog.

Related Names

VariantsMorwen(Cornish) Morwen(Welsh)


People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   complex   serious  


Sources & References

  1. Matasović, Ranko. Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Brill, 2009, page 267.
Entry updated January 21, 2022