Girl Names baby nameArwen

What does the name Arwen mean?

The different meanings of the name Arwen are:
  • Welsh meaning: Fair, fine, muse
  • Literary meaning: Noble maiden
The meaning of the name “Arwen” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.

Additional information: Arwen was a fictional female character in The Lord of the Rings. In Tolkien's constructed Sindarin Language "Ar" means Noble Ruler, whilst "wen" means Woman. Her character sacrifices her immortality for love and also to help rebuild the health and vitality of a kingdom and a new Royal line. Her name certainly has the same form as some Welsh names such as "Bronwen" or Ceridwen" and looks similar to Anwen or Arwyn. Arwen (female) and "Arwyn" (male) means "muse", a person who is a source of inspiration.