Eowyn Name Meaning & Origin

Eowyn

Pronunciation: AY-oh-in (key)

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Aye, Winnie, Wyn, Wynnie, A, Bea

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Literally translated, Eowyn means "Horse joy", or joy from horses, in Old English. But it was coined as a name by Tolkein.

In Old English "oh" means horse and "wynn" means joy/delight - so a literal translation of "horse joy" would be Ohwyn or Ohwynn. Tolkein manipulated the sounds and words of Old English to create "new" languages for his novels, thus the "oh" for horse developed into "eo" for his purposes. A literal translation of Eowyn from Old English would be "yew-tree joy".

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Éowyn is a character in "Lord of the Rings".

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