Pronounced BRAN-wehn. Not like brawn.
adabird  3/2/2021
I prefer Bran, but this is okay.
adabird  3/2/2021
It's classy, rare, elegant and has got a wonderful and outstanding meaning.
M.Selenika  3/1/2021
The meaning is lovely. Very cool name.
noisynora  1/14/2021
I like it as a middle name.
ciara23  1/14/2021
Name of the day January 14, 2021.
liyahaa  1/14/2021
Reminds me of the cereal "Raisin Bran". I love the cereal, not this name.
Anders1234  7/28/2020
Branwen is a beautiful name. I love the meaning!
kayisforkeen  8/11/2018
As someone named Branwen, most people find it hard to pronounce and refer to me as BRAN-D-WHEN or simply as Brandon (or any other B name that does not make sense at all how you could get it from Branwen) until I correct them (which I gave up on 2 years ago, if I'm being honest) but the name really is unique and gets lots of compliments once they figure out what it is. I personally love the name because of its meaning and how it fits me (I have super pale skin and messy dark hair). The name itself is perfect and I don't see why people see the need to change it in spelling and such.
― Anonymous User  5/9/2017
I think it is too complex.
I prefer Bran as a full name.
Felie  3/23/2017
I have a friend named "Branawen". Her family added the extra A in the middle to make it easier to pronounce. They took it from the original Welsh mythological name Branwen. Her name is pronounced "bran-a-when". We all call her Bran for short.
necropsy  12/20/2015
I used this name for a character in RPG a few years ago and I love it very much! It's a name strong and sweet at the same time and when I hear it I think always to my sorcerer!
Eretria  1/14/2013
Gorgeous name, and a much more mature alternative to Raven! I have a weakness for Welsh and Cornish names, and this one is no exception.
the_awesome_elf  11/9/2011
'Alternatively could mean "a girl with black hair and white skin." In Mabinogi, Branwen is Bran's sister; they are male and female aspects of the Celtic war deity.'
― Anonymous User  3/7/2011
I may be wrong, but isn't the name Branowen (a variant name) a name in J. R. R Tolkien's Lord of the Rings?
mytimenow  10/3/2008
In Madeline L'Engel's "A Wind in the Door" the main character's Mother in Law is named Branwen, after the Irish Princess.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2008
I think this name is extremely beautiful, in pronunciation and meaning.
emmyeternity  3/3/2008
I think this is a great name. My mom wanted to name me or one of my sisters this, she chose Caitlin, Hannah, and Emma (me). I prefer Branwen to Bronwen.
harry_sent_me  9/8/2007
In the Fantasy book A Swiftly Tilting Planet (third in the Wrinkle in Time series) by Madeleine L'Engle, Meg's mother in-law's first name is Branwen. Her middle is Zillah, and she goes by Beezie (BZ).
harry_sent_me  9/8/2007
I don't much like the pronunciation of this name (but, then again, I'm American and this is a Welsh name -- it's the "a" that sounds a bit harsh to me). I *love* the name Bronwyn (pronounced BRAHN-wen) by comparison. The softer "ah" is more delicate & feminine.
― Anonymous User  2/18/2006
Actually, the name 'Bronwyn' would technically be masculine, as the 'wyn' ending comes from the masculine 'gwyn'...'gwen' is the feminine form. But, I suppose either name could be used for boys too. Suppose they'd be teased, but it could be done.
moth1701  3/28/2006
"Bronwyn" for a boy? You'd have to be one cruel person to call your son "white breast".
H Gravy  7/8/2006
Actually, "white breast" is only if you take the meaning *literally*. Alternatively, Bronwyn could mean "pure heart".

Although, I still much prefer Bronwen to Branwen, considering that the latter reminds me of Raisin Bran.
― Anonymous User  11/26/2009
According to Welsh mythology, Branwen (daughter of Llyr) is one of the three greatest queens in the land and the most beautiful girl in the entire world.
puresimplicity  1/2/2006
According to T.A. Barron who wrote the "Lost Years of Merlin", Branwen is the name of Merlin's mother.
hafasatu  10/19/2005
It isn't said BRAWN-wen, as a fair few Welsh names are pronounced just as they look. So, it's simply BRAN-wen. :)
― Anonymous User  5/11/2005
Branwen could also be pronounced with a long a, like "BRAWN-wen".
gaelruadh19  3/23/2005

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