Iwen is a variation of the name Iven and is Old High German in origin. Erwann, Evann, and Ivo are some of the other variants of this name. Its root word is believed to be ‘Iwa’, the Germanic term for the yew tree. It is noteworthy that bows were made from yew wood in the past. Therefore, the meaning of Iwen may also be interpreted as ‘Archer’ due to an archer’s connection with the bow. Prevalent among the Breton-speaking communities, parents usually choose Iwen to name a male child.