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This name was used by the Welsh-American composer Sir Joseph Parry as the heroine for his circa 1878-1880 opera “Blodwen”, which was the first opera to use the Welsh language. There is also some debate as to whether it stems from Medieval origins. It enjoyed a brief popularity in the late 19th century and early 20th century--and is now an "older generation" name--but still occasionally given by today's parents. This name is also considered a "classic" Welsh girls name. Pronounced "Blod-wen" (short 'o', rhymes with 'plod').
-- Welsh Nymph  8/17/2005
Means "white flowers" from Welsh blawd "flowers" combined with gwen "white, fair, blessed". Incorrect information - 'blawd' means FLOUR not FLOWER.
-- manzdavz  4/26/2006
I don't care for this name, it sounds like you're trying to say Bronwen with a cold.
-- claraelizabethann  8/27/2006
I would use this name for a middle name but probably not a first name. I have a great great great aunt with the same name, but it was spelled Blodwein.
-- Anonymous User  6/13/2007
This name's meaning is incorrect. It does not come from the word 'blawd', but the word 'Blodyn'.

Blawd is the Welsh word for Flour.
Blodyn is the Welsh word for Flower, which is the correct meaning. [noted -ed]
-- SioniWinwns  5/19/2008
Wonderful name! Very nice, and historic. :)
-- walesgal92  3/21/2010

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