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Gender: Female Meaning of Olwyn: "white footprint" Origin of Olwyn: Welsh

The name Olwyn is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "white footprint". Olwyn and is often added to lists like Unique Celebrity Baby Middle Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Olwyn is a popular Welsh name that might be an alternative to the more familiar Bronwen or Rhonwen -- though in Wales the female form is usually spelled -wen and the male one -wyn.

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Famous People Named Olwyn

Olwyn Harper Berkeley, daughter of American actors Xander Berkeley and Sarah Clarke
Olwyn Hughes, sister of the poet Ted Hughes

Pop Culture References for the name Olwyn


Zelliew Says:


I don't care for this " wheel " name

Mirimouse Says:


If "wyn" is the masculine ending, why is there no boy listing for this name?

fflurdelis Says:


Olwyn would not be used in Wales because it is the Welsh word for wheel. Olwen is considered an old lady name, and not in a good way.The only person i've ever met named Olwen was 96.