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Gender: F Meaning of Olwen: "white footprint" Origin of Olwen: Welsh

Olwen is a Welsh favorite, the name of a legendary princess in what is believed to have been the earliest Arthurian romance, and in fact one of the first recorded examples of Welsh prose.

In this tale, Cuthwch andOlwen, the beautiful giant's daughter Olwen has the magical power to cause white clovers to spring up wherever she walked--an enchanting image.

Olwen is a Bronwen alternative for those with a taste for the more unusual. Those who like Olwen might also want to consider such other Welsh girls' names as Anwen, Rhonwen, and Nolwenn.

24's Xander Berkely and Sarah Clarke used the Olwyn spelling for their daughter.

Famous People Named Olwen

Olwen Carey Evans (1892-1990), daughter of British Prime Minister David Lloyd George
Olwen Hughes, sister of poet laureate Ted Hughes
Dame Olwen Hufton, British historian
Olwen Wymark, American writer and playwright
Petula Sally Olwen Clark, Welsh pop singer

Pop Culture References for the name Olwen

Olwin, Olwyn, Olwynne, Olwenn