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Owen

[oh-uh n] /ˈoʊ ən/
noun
1.
Sir Richard, 1804–92, English zoologist and anatomist.
2.
Robert, 1771–1858, Welsh social reformer in Great Britain and the U.S.
3.
Wilfred, 1893–1918, English poet.
4.
a male given name.
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  • The inscription on the stone was written by fellow great war poet, wilfred Owen.
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Owen

/ˈəʊɪn/
noun
1.
David (Anthony Llewellyn), Baron. born 1938, British politician: Labour foreign secretary (1977–79); cofounder of the Social Democratic Party (1981) and its leader (1983–87): leader (1988–90) of the section of the Social Democratic Party that did not merge with the Liberal Party in 1988; peace envoy to Bosnia-Herzegovina (1992–95)
2.
Michael (James). born 1979, English footballer: a striker, he scored 40 goals in 89 games for England (1998–2008); his clubs included Liverpool (1996–2004) and Newcastle United (2005–2009)
3.
Sir Richard. 1804–92, English comparative anatomist and palaeontologist
4.
Robert. 1771–1858, Welsh industrialist and social reformer. He formed a model industrial community at New Lanark, Scotland, and pioneered cooperative societies. His books include New View of Society (1813)
5.
Wilfred. 1893–1918, English poet of World War I, who was killed in action
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Word Origin and History for Owen
Owen
Celtic proper name, ultimately from Gk. eugenes "well-born;" via Gael. Eoghann, O.Ir. Eogan, O.Welsh Eugein, Ougein. In Medieval records, frequently Latinized as Eugenius; the form Eugene emerged in Scotland by 1178. The Breton form Even led to modern Fr. Ivain. Owenite in ref. to the communistic system of social reformer Robert Owen (1771-1858) is attested from 1829.
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