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Welsh

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Olwen is a Welsh given name traditionally used for a girl. The meaning of Olwen is 'white track' or 'footprint'. It may also be a variant of Gwen. Olwen can also be spelled Olwyn in the Welsh language. In Welsh mythology, Olwen is the daughter of the chief of giants, Ysbaddaden, and cousin of Goreu fab Custennin. Actress Olwen Fouéré, of Irish and Breton descent, is one famous bearer of this name.

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Welsh

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The pronunciation of Owena is 'oh-WEAN-ah.' It originates from both Welsh and Celtic-Gaelic backgrounds. The meaning of Owena is 'well bred' in Welsh. In Celtic-Gaelic, it means 'well-born' or 'yew born.' Owena also translates to 'noble birth' and 'young warrior.' There is a possibility that this name was in use in the history of Welsh royalty. The American actress popularly known as Ona Munson was originally named Owena Wolcott. She is known for her work in the famous movie 'Gone With The Wind.' A river in Nigeria is called Owena.

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