Oźwiena

Gender: Female
Origin: Old Slavonic
(oshe-VYEH-nah).

The name is borne in Slavic mythology by a minor goddess who was similar to the Greek, Echo.

Her role in the pantheon was connected to human communication and the divulgation of discourse and action. She was seen as the goddess of gossip, who was unable to keep secrets or private conversation. If she disliked someone, she would distort the meaning of their words.

She was also the goddess of fame and glory, the one responsible for retelling the deeds of fallen heroes.

The name is not in usage in any of the Slavonic countries. The above form is Polish. Other forms are:

  • Ozvěna (Czech)
  • Ozvena (Slovakian)