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Gender: Female Pronunciation: eh-LOW-en (Cornish); EL-oh-wen Meaning of Elowen: "elm" Origin of Elowen: Cornish

Elowen Origin and Meaning

The name Elowen is a girl's name of Cornish origin meaning "elm".

A beautiful modern Cornish nature name that is rapidly picking up steam in the States: even spawning variant spellings like Elowyn and Elowynn. In its native region, it wasn't widely used as a name before the twentieth century, when the Cornish language was revived. A (currently) unique member of the fashionble El- family of names, it has a pleasant, evocative sound.

The traditional Cornish pronunciation is with stress on the middle syllable: eh-LOW-en. But most English speakers seem to pronounce it with first-syllable stress, perhaps on the example of more familiar names like Eleanor and Elodie.

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