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Gender: Female Meaning of Eowyn: "horse lover" Origin of Eowyn: Old English

The name Eowyn is a girl's name meaning "horse lover". Eowyn and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Love and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven Hell Purgatory - Unusual/Outlandish Girls".

From the experts:

A literary name created by J. R. R. Tolkien for a Lord of the Rings noblewoman of Rohan. Pronounced Ay-oh-win, it would make an interesting if somewhat challenging choice.

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Famous People Named Eowyn

Eowyn Ivey, American novelist

Pop Culture References for the name Eowyn

Eowyn, character in 'Lord of the Rings'
Eowyn, band


RoddyThlayli Says:


Eowyn is different from Khaleesi and Katniss in that it has a much longer history of usage and follows the same phonetics as many more accepted names (Bronwen, Arwen, Anwen, Elowen, Rowan, Lowen etc.).

Springtrap Says:


The meaning of Eowyn that you put is almost correct, but not on point. It actually means lover of horses, not horse lover. same thing, different wording.

Springtrap Says:


:I that's my name and I get that alot, but your taste in names is rather uncanny

Springtrap Says:


That's my name. It's not confusing when you get the hang of it, and it sure as heck isn't ugly!

Monica Davidson Says:


I know a little girl with this name, but they spell is Aowyn, which I guess is a bit more phonetic (so perhaps a bit easier for people to figure out). As a person who named their daughter Saoirse, I love the way this name looks and sounds. So pretty.

Fluffykitten101 Says:


It sounds beautiful yet I do fear that Eowyn will become the next Khaleesi or Katniss, yikes!

snowsbeloved Says:


It's a real name! :)

greengirl222 Says:


this is my daughter's middle name. If it's written i always have to tell people how to pronounce it, but when they hear it they love it. they always ask if it's Irish and i always tell them it's from LOTR. My husband loves LOTR and early on he said if he ever had a daughter he wanted to name her this, but he kinda chickened out when it came to actually naming her that (i would've agreed to it as a first name too). still, when people hear it, they love it. I've also seen at least once someone spelled it Aowyn.

RoddyThlayli Says:


If you spell it Éowyn, the way it's spelled in The Lord of the Rings, the pronunciation isn't quite as confusing. I really like the name, and I think Aewyn could work as nickname.

indiefendi2 Says:


I really dislike the look of it. I prefer Bronwen/Bronwyn, Elowen, the like.

mabespark Says:


I adore LOTR, and this is gorgeous. Adding to my GP list.

eveyalecia Says:


I don't think the spelling is ugly, but agreed that it's a little too confusing for use. Great character homage though!

CocoWhite Says:


Pretty name, but the spelling is too confusing and looks ugly.

fuzzycub Says:


So pretty.

Sorceress Says:


If it's real name, I would use it in a heartbeat