Sunday, January 20, 2013


Éowyn was the niece of King Théoden of Rohan in the Lord of the Rings. She fell in love with Aragorn, but he did not return her affection. She disguised herself as a man so that she could fight in the Rohirrim army. She killed the Witch-King of Angmar with the help of the Hobbit Meriadoc Brandybuck. She was gravely wounded, but recovered in the Houses of Healing. While she was there, she met Faramir, a Steward of Gondor, whom she later married.

Éowyn was invented by J.R.R. Tolkien for the Lord of the Rings. It is based on the Old English for 'Horse Joy'. Eowyn was given to 50 girls in 2011, and the alternate spelling Aeowyn was given to 5 girls the same year.

1 comment:

  1. I think this is quite pretty, and is one of those created names that almost feels like someone could have thought of it earlier - especially as horses were sacred to the Anglo-Saxons (part of being sacred was getting eaten, bad luck ponies!)