Owain Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Owen:
A name of uncertain derivation. Some believe it to be from the Welsh oen (lamb). Others feel it is from the Gaelic Loghunn (youth), and yet another suggestion is that it is the Welsh form of the Latin Eugenius (well-born, noble).
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Owain is an extremely uncommon, rare, original, very handsome, masculine name for a baby boy. It is more popular in Wales than Owen. Pronounced Oh-wine or like Owen. It is the original spelling of Owen.
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Two really, really, REALLY close friends of mine named their son this. I think that it is extremely creative, and altogether very handsome and masculine. Not only that, but it really suits their son. It's perfect for little boys and men alike. It's just such an extraordinary name. I love it so much. And their boy is SOOOO much fun!! Like, SERIOUSLY!! He is SUCH a great kid. I love him, and I love his name SO SO much. It's awesome. Truly it is. :) :) :) :) :) <3 <3 <3
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Meanings of the name "Owain".
Son of Urien.
- Famous real-life people named Owain
Owain ap Urien (died c. 595) was a Welsh prince who fought against the Angles. The historical figure of Owain ap Urien became incorporated into the Arthurian cycle of legends *where he is also known as Ywain, Yvain, Ewain, or Uwain).
Owain Glyndŵr (c.1354–c.1416) Welsh royal who led a revolt against the English (and was the last Prince of Wales to actually be Welsh). His name was anglicized by William Shakespeare as "Owen Glendower" in Henry IV, Part 1.
Owain Yeoman (1978- ) is a Welsh actor best known for his roles on 'Kitchen Confidential' and 'The Nine.'
Owain Owain (1929–1993)was a Welsh novelist, short story writer, and poet.
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Owain Garamonde was a character in the video game Final Fantasy VI.
Owain Hughes is a colleague of Gavin's in Gavin & Stacey.