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)



Sources & References

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