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Gender: F Meaning of Arwen: "noble maiden" Origin of Arwen: Welsh

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Arwen is well known as princess of the Elves in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings: a lovely name with an authentic Welsh ring. She was played in the film by Liv Tyler.

If you love Arwen, you might also want to consider Anwen, Bronwen, and Rhonwen.

Trivia tidbit: The International Astronomical Union names all colles (small hills) on Saturn's moon Titan after characters in Tolkien's work; in 2012, they named a hilly area "Arwen Colles" after Arwen

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Pop Culture References for the Name Arwen

Liv Tyler's Elven character in "The Lord of the Rings" is named Arwen
The Arwyn spelling is strictly masculine in Wales
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Arwen Estelle Williams, Rhonda (fifth wife) and Brady Williams' daughter on TLC's show My Five Wives