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Gender: Female Pronunciation: EL-o-en or el-LO-wen Meaning of Elowen: "elm" Origin of Elowen: Cornish

The name Elowen is a girl's name of Cornish origin meaning "elm". Elowen and is often added to lists like Tree Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "ALPHABET Drop 2 Add 1 - Girls".

From the experts:

Elowen is a lovely nature name from Cornwell that can be used for girls or boys. Not heard much before the twentieth century, when the Cornish language was revived, it blends well with the Welsh 'wen'-ending names and the trendy El-beginning names, and has a pleasant, evocative sound. Pronunciation, however, can get a bit dicey, with most English speakers saying it as the three letters, L-O-N, with a similar emphasis to Eleanor, while Welsh people might put the emphasis on the middle syllable, more like Aloha.

Elowen does not have the long history of other Cornish names: it was officially recognized under the European charter as recently as 2002.

Some other distinctive Cornish names for girls: Ailla, Cordelia, Gwenifer, Jenifry, Kerenza, Talwyn, Tamsyn.

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Famous People Named Elowen

Elowen S., American child actress; twin of sister Willow

Pop Culture References for the name Elowen

Elowen, character in Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden’s graphic novel "Baltimore, or The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire"
"Elowen and the Bramble Bush," Cornish folktale
Lake Elowen, California meaning "a place beyond the setting sun"
Elo (star) wen (lady), meaning in Tolkien's Elvish
Elowyn, character in Holly Black's "The Cruel Prince"