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Owen

Celtic masc. proper name, ultimately from Greek eugenes "well-born" (see eugenics) via Gaelic Eòghann, Old Irish Eogán, Old Welsh Eugein, Ougein. In Medieval records, frequently Latinized as Eugenius; the form Eugene emerged in Scotland by late 12c. The Breton form Even led to modern French Ivain. Owenite in reference to the communistic system of social reformer Robert Owen (1771-1858) is attested from 1829.

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Definitions of Owen from WordNet

Owen (n.)
Welsh industrialist and social reformer who founded cooperative communities (1771-1858);
Synonyms: Robert Owen
Owen (n.)
English comparative anatomist and paleontologist who was an opponent of Darwinism (1804-1892);
Synonyms: Sir Richard Owen
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