Name: Gwenfrewi

Origin and Meaning of the Name Gwenfrewi

  • Meaning:
    Blessed peace; fair reconciliation
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  • Pronunciation:
    (GWEN vreh wee)
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    Itself (Gwenfrewi)
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Miscellaneous Info for Gwenfrewi

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  • Used in:
    Welsh speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    A compound name composed of the elements gwen "white, fair, blessed" and frewi "reconciliation, peace". In Welsh mythology Gwenfrewi (known as Winifred in modern English) was a 7th century martyr saint who rejected Prince Caradog's advances because of her religious devotion and desire to become a nun. Caradog murdered Gwenfrewi and a healing well rose from the place of her martyrdom which is said to have magical healing powers.

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