From Tolkien Gateway

Aulëonnar, 'children of Aulë', was a name for the Dwarves, who were created by Aulë the Smith during the Years of the Trees. Aulë himself was sometimes called Návatar, 'father of the Dwarves'.[1]

The Quenya name Aulëonnar contains the name Aulë and the plural form of the word onna 'child'.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "XIII. Last Writings", p. 391, fn. 22.
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 170.