Name: Dwynwen

Origin and Meaning of the Name Dwynwen

  • Meaning:
    White wave
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (DOOIN wen)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Dwynwen)
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Miscellaneous Info for Dwynwen

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  • Used in:
    Welsh speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    A compound name composed of the Welsh elements dwyn "wave" and gwen "white, fair, blessed". St Dwynwen is the patron saint of lovers and St Dwynwen's Day, celebrated on the 25th January, is the Welsh equivalent of St Valentine's Day.

    Dwynwen lived in the 5th century and was the prettiest of Brychan Brycheiniog's 24 daughters. It is believed that the sacred fish and eels that live in the well named after Dwynwen could foretell whether or not a couple's relationship would be happy.

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