Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. OL-wehn(English)
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Meaning & History

Means "white footprint" from Welsh ol "footprint, track" and gwen "white, fair, blessed". In the Welsh tale Culhwch and Olwen she was a beautiful maiden, the lover of Culhwch and the daughter of the giant Yspaddaden. Her father insisted that Culhwch complete several seemingly impossible tasks before he would allow them to marry.

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VariantsOlwyn, Olwin(Welsh)

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Entry updated January 21, 2022