Meaning and Origin of: Owen

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Irish : Born to nobility; warrior

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Welsh : from the Welsh personal name Owain, probably a borrowing in Roman times of Latin Eugenius (see Eugene), but possibly of more ancient Celtic origin, cognate with Gaelic Eoghan.
  • Scottish and Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eoghain ‘son of Eoghan’ (see McEwen).

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