Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. BRAN-wehn(Welsh)

Meaning & History

Means "beautiful raven" from Welsh brân "raven" and gwen "fair, white, blessed". In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, she is the sister of the British king Bran and the wife of the Irish king Matholwch.


Depiction of Branwen by Christopher Williams (1915)Depiction of Branwen by Christopher Williams (1915)

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Entry updated November 16, 2019