Welsh, Cornish, Breton
"noble friend"

Elwen Origin and Meaning

The name Elwen is a girl's name meaning "noble friend".

The male name Elwyn is used regularly in Wales, but its feminine form Elwen (also spelled Aelwen) slightly less so. Elsewhere, this name is little-known but very appealing, with straightforward spelling and a fantasy-like sound. A male Cornish and Breton saint also bears the name.