Gender: Male Pronunciation: oh-wine Origin of Owain: Variation of Owen

Owain Origin and Meaning

The name Owain is a boy's name of French origin.

Owain is much more unusual than its brother name Owen, a Welsh original that belonged to one of the Knights of the Round Table as well as the last Welsh Prince of Wales.

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FantasyandPrayer Says:


I like it ad it's definitely less common than Owen, the only down side is I live in Wales so I feel it's a lot more common here, and common is something I want to avoid. Saying that, Owain is 100% on my middle name list.

difethwyr Says:


Owain was the name of Nest of Wales' rapist. Not the best choice.

l_cotton Says:


Owain is actually the traditional Welsh way of spelling Owen. Owain Glyndwr was the last Welsh prince of Wales. Owen is the anglicized version of the name.