Olwen Name Meaning & Origin

Olwen

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Olwen: Means "white footprint" from Welsh ol "footprint, track" and gwen "white, fair, blessed". A quick note: Though the original Arthurian Legend of "Culhwch and Olwen" is Welsh, and is perhaps the most famous occurrence of this name, the name Olwen is originally Gaelic.

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In Welsh legend Olwen was a beautiful maiden, the lover of Culhwch and the daughter of the giant Yspaddaden.

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